Thursday, December 18, 2014

COBA Christmas Party CANCELLED

Because of the "Informational Meeting" regarding proposed oil drilling south of Lake Hefner scheduled for the same location by the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT) and Pedestal Oil Company, Inc., it is impossible to even approach the facility.  Protesters are on site, and tensions are high.  They were not supposed to use our parking lot, but did anyway.  There is nowhere to park anywhere near the facility.

Please inform anyone you know was coming.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 COBA Christmas Party (UPDATED)

REMINDER to all 2014 COBA members:
(See important information at bottom)

COBA Christmas Party
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Note the change of location. The OSU Extension is no longer available.

All paid-up 2014 COBA members are invited. Please bring a dish for the potluck, and an item for the door prize drawing.

IMPORTANT: Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT) and Pedestal Oil Company, Inc. will be holding an "informational meeting" regarding Pedestal Oil's proposal to drill for oil just south of Lake Hefner. Their meeting starts at 6:00 PM in the Will Rogers Gardens Conservancy, next door to where the COBA Christmas Party is to be held. They are not supposed to park in the Exhibition Center parking lot, but parking may be scarce, so early arrival is encouraged.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

REMINDER: COBA Beginning Beekeeping Class #2 begins this Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM.

REMINDER to students ALREADY ENROLLED in COBA Beginning Beekeeping Class #2.

Your class begins this Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 PM.

Your class will consist of 4 sessions on Saturdays:
December 6, 2014 at OSU County Extension, 930 N Portland, 1:00-6:00 PM in classroom A on the East side of the building.
December 13, 2014 at OSU County Extension, 930 N Portland, 1:00-6:00 PM in classroom A on the East side of the building.
January 10, 2015 at Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36th, 1:00-6:00 PM in classroom 1 on the East side of the building. (Note different location.)
January 17, 2015 at Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36th, 5:00-10:00 PM in classroom 1 on the East side of the building. (Note different time.)

You will not need any materials for the class except paper and pen/pencil. The text book will be provided the first day, and is primarily a resource to read at your own pace and for future reference. Class time will mostly consist of instruction, answers to your questions, and the opportunity for you to handle equipment. There will be time for additional Q&A after most classes.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY ENROLLED, but wish to learn beekeeping this winter, email me at SilverApiaries@gmail.com, and include contact information. Although THIS class is FULL, we are considering a 3rd class, if there is sufficient interest, and we can find a place to hold the class.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Beginning Beekeeping Class #2

COBA normally teaches only 2 Beginning Beekeeping Classes each "Winter".  The first class is already in progress.
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The second class will consist of 4 sessions on Saturdays:
December 6 & 13, 2014 at 930 N Portland, 1:00-6:00 PM
January 10, 2015 at 3400 NW 36th, 1:00-6:00 PM
January 17, 2015 at 3400 NW 36th, 5:00-10:00 PM
(CLASS FULL as of 11/19)
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More information is available in the enrollment form here: PDF Open Document Format

Friday, October 31, 2014

The November Beginning Beekeeping Class starts THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON!

The November Beginning Beekeeping Class starts THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON! It will be held 4 Saturdays in a row. There are still 10 seats available.  Contact Jay Silver (405-464-0773) if you wish to attend.
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Class #1 will consist of 4 sessions on Saturdays, 1:00-6:00 PM:
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014 at 930 N Portland
(10 seats remaining as of 10/31)
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Class #2 will consist of 4 sessions on Saturdays:
December 6 & 13, 2014 at 930 N Portland, 1:00-6:00 PM
January 10, 2015 at 3400 NW 36th, 1:00-6:00 PM
January 17, 2015 at 3400 NW 36th, 5:00-10:00 PM 
(14 seats remaining as of 10/31)
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More information is available in the enrollment form here: PDF  Open Document Format
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Also, the next COBA Wax Class will be held Saturday November 15, 8:30-10:30am at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center - 3400 NW 36th, OKC. More details to come soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

COBA FRIDAY October 24 Meeting and SATURDAY October 25 OSBA Fall Meeting


COBA Meeting FRIDAY October 24:

The October COBA meeting is on FRIDAY October 24, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at our usual location, 930 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City. (See below for why it is Friday.)

The Friday COBA meeting will include:
  • Club Business Meeting:
  1. Final preparation for the state meeting
  2. Finding a new location for COBA meetings (the current location is to be demolished)
  • Beekeeping Information:
  1. Managing your hives for fall/winter
  2. Report on using the microfiber towels to control Small Hive Beetles

Drinks will be provided by COBA.  Please bring a snack to share, and perhaps a bee-related item for the door prizes.

OSBA Fall Meeting SATURDAY October 25:

The COBA meeting is moved to Friday to more closely align with the OSBA (Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association) Fall Meeting, which will be Saturday, October 25 at the same location, 930 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City.

Registration for the OSBA meeting will begin Saturday at 8:00 am. OSBA membership is NOT included in COBA membership (except for students), and OSBA membership fees are due. The actual meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

Please bring food for the potluck luncheon and items to donate for the auction and/or door prize drawings!

More information is available at the OSBA website: http://okbees.org/

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