Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COBA July 23 Meeting

COBA Meeting this Thursday at Will Rogers Garden, 7-9pm.

Rick Schantz will be the main speaker, topic is Queen Rearing.

Suzanne Govett will have the sign up sheet for the State Fair.

Forest Chapman will handle t-shirt orders.
  Setup 6:30-7:00
  Meeting 7:00-9:00
  Cleanup 9:00-9:30

Hope to see everyone there!  Please bring a snack to share or an item for the drawing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

COBA Extractor use

Current dues-paid COBA members may borrow one of the club's extractors on a first-come first-served basis.

We currently have 3 extractors available for members.  You will need your membership card with you to pick up an extractor.

We have 2 hand cranked 6/3 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.  It does 2 frames of any size 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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

COBA Meeting Thursday June 25 - Q&A Session

The June meeting of COBA will be Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm.  As usual, it will be held at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City OK, 73112.

Please bring a snack to share and perhaps a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

Setup (6:30-7:00)

Brief Business Meeting
  Old Business
  New Business

"To Do List" June/July
T-Shirts - Brief presentation by Forest Chapman regarding COBA shirts for those who want them
Q&A - The main topic this month will be a Q&A session, so bring your Qs and As.

Door prize drawing

Tear down and clean up (9:00-9:30)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

COBA has a new web/blog site.

COBA has established a new web/blog site at CentralOkBeekeepers.org.  It is skeletal for the moment, but improvements are coming.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May COBA Meeting - Thursday May 28

The May meeting of COBA will be Thursday, April 28, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm.  As usual, it will be held at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City OK, 73112.

Please bring a snack to share and perhaps a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

Setup (6:30-7:00)

Business Meeting
  Old Business
  New Business
    Treasurer Report 1Q (rescheduled from April)

COBA Logo Contest Results
"To Do List" May/June
Rick Hall of OK Bees will present his approach to marketing products and services, and how he has grown his business.

Door prize drawing

Tear down and clean up (9:00-9:30)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April meeting

The April meeting of COBA will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm.  As usual, it will be held at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City OK, 73112.

Setup (6:30-7:00)

Business Meeting
  Old Business
  New Business
    Treasurer Report 1Q

COBA Logo Contest
"To Do List" April/May
How to install a package of bees into full size equipment.
How to install a nuc into full size equipment.
Swarm capture discussion.

Door prize drawing

Cleanup (9:00-9:30)
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