Wednesday, September 24, 2014

COBA Fall-Winter Beginning Beekeeping Classes

COBA Beginning Beekeeping classes have been scheduled as follows:

Class #1: Saturdays 1:00-6:00 PM
    Sessions: November 1, 8, 15, 22 - 2014
        (26 seats remaining as of 9/25)

Class #2: Saturdays 1:00-6:00 PM
    Sessions: December 6, 13 - 2014 and January 10, 17 - 2015
        (27 seats remaining as of 9/25)

More information is available in the enrollment form here: PDF  Open Document Format

Thursday 9/25 COBA Meeting Subjects

Downsizing hives for winter
Baggie Feeding (Wendell Scott)
OSBA Fall Meeting (COBA hosting on Saturday October 25)
Wild Life Expo (this weekend - Guthrie)
Bees Wax Class

Non-members are welcome at all regular COBA meetings.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 28 COBA Meeting - Early Preview - HONEY!

Just an early notice ... plan ahead ...

Our August 28th meeting will include Honey Tasting!

Bring some of yours to share, and enjoy the amazing variety of delicious flavors our honeybees provide!

Additional Benefit of being a COBA member - through American Income Life Insurance Company

At no additional cost, paid COBA members are eligible for $2,500 Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage through American Income Life Insurance Company ("AIL").  To obtain this and other included benefits, please fill out and submit the online form at

Those who submit the form will also receive a Health Services Discount Card for your family at no cost that provides household discounts up to 60% on:
• Prescriptions 
• Vision Care/Products
• Hearing Care 
• Chiropractic Care
  • Optional discount dental is available.

In addition, again at no cost, Child Safe Kits are available for your children and grandchildren. These kits have been endorsed and supported by the International Union of Police Associations, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of School Administrators. The kits help you gather vital data, photos and fingerprints from your children so they are ready for authorities in the event of an emergency.

An AIL representative will contact you to witness your beneficiary designation, deliver your no-cost benefits and review other supplemental insurance benefits that may be available to you and your family. If you have questions, please call American Income Life Insurance Company at 1-800-495-1213 or AIL representative Jay Bentley at 254-855-1341.  

Sunday, August 03, 2014

COBA Extractors

Current COBA members may borrow one of the clubs extractors on a first-come first-served basis.  We currently have 3 extractors available for members.

We have 2 hand cranked radial extractors.  These can simultaneously extract up to 6 medium or shallow frames radially, or 3 deep frames tangentially.

We also still have the smaller hand cranked extractor that we've had for a couple of years.  I believe it does 2 frames tangentially.

COBA members should contact the following to borrow an extractor:
  • NW - 6 frame - Linda Daxon - 405-209-7263
  • SE - 6 frame - Caroline Baker - 405-924-8010
  • Central - 2 frame - Beekeeping Etc - 405-600-7200 - 202 S Bryant Pl, OKC, OK 73115 (M-F 8:30-4:00)
After using a COBA extractor, please return it promptly in good repair and CLEANED.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 24 Meeting - Honey Extraction

Our main topic this month will be regarding honey harvesting.  There will be demonstration of different ways to extract honey, from small scale up to large commercial scale.

Guests are always welcome at regular COBA meetings.  Attendees are invited to bring a snack to share.  Beverages are provided by COBA.

Dues paying members should register at the door, at which time they receive their tickets for door prizes.

Guests are asked, but not required, to sign in also.

Please come join us and talk about our interesting and industrious little workers, the honeybees!
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