Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 24th Meeting Topics

Cindy Schaefer, a Master Gardener, will be the primary speaker for the meeting.

Rick Schantz will also give a brief lesson on reversing brood boxes.

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.

Come spend the evening talking about honeybees with us!

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 27th COBA Meeting Topics

The next monthly meeting of the Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association, LLC (COBA) will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm Thursday, March 27, 2014, at our usual location: Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.  

March topics will be "Feeding Bees" including when to feed and when NOT to feed, and "Splitting Hives".

It is also time to pay 2014 dues if you have not already done so.

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

As always there will be opportunity before the meeting, after the meeting, and during breaks to "talk bees" with beekeepers from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.  Come join us!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27 COBA Meeting Topic

Tonight's (Thursday, February 27) meeting of the Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association, LLC (COBA) will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Tonight's main topic will be "Oklahoma Bee-Friendly Plants", a discussion regarding plants that grow well in Oklahoma and are good bee-forage, for pollen, nectar, or both.

It is also time to pay 2014 dues if you have not already done so.

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

Monday, February 24, 2014

February COBA Meeting - February 27, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association, LLC (COBA) will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm this Thursday, February 27, 2014.  Guests are always welcome at regular COBA meetings.

President Rick Schantz is on vacation, and I'll update the blog with more information after I've had a chance to confer with him, probably Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 23 at 7:00 PM - First meeting of 2014

Next Meeting:

January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.

2014 COBA Membership

It is time to renew your COBA membership for 2014, unless you are a 2014 Student.  Please see 2013 Treasurer Jay Silver before the meeting to renew.  Dues are still $10 for an individual (1 vote), and $15 for a family (2 votes).

You must currently be keeping bees or be acquiring bees to be a voting member.  You must be a voting member to vote in the officer elections, or to serve as an officer of the association.  You must be present to vote.

You also must be a member to borrow the club extractors or observation hives.  We will have the new club extractors in time for the 2014 honey harvest.  Please return all borrowed equipment promptly, clean and in good order.

Agenda:

Rick Schantz will present "What to Expect the First Time After Winter When You Open Your Hives". 

The business meeting will include the election of 2014 officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and of one member of the rotating Executive Board).

The meeting will close with the "Door Prize" drawing, as usual.


It's been a while since most of us were together, so come out, renew your membership, and enjoy the program and visiting with other local beekeepers!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Now is the time to order bees!

If you are planning on starting beekeeping in the spring, but have not yet ordered bees, NOW is the time to do so.  Most providers of nucs and packages sell out quickly.  One local provider is already sold out.  The others are taking orders NOW.
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