Monday, March 23, 2015

March COBA meeting

This month's COBA Meeting is this Thursday, March 26, 7pm-9pm.

VP Suzanne Govett will be doing a presentation on "How to Make Creamed Honey."

If anyone has creamed honey they would like to bring to sell (for eating or for starter) to those who want to try to make some of their own, please do! Be sure to bring a sample jar, so those interested can try it before buying it!

We'll also go over the April to-do list.

We've only gotten 2 submissions for the COBA logo contest, so we're extending the due date for submissions to mid-April (with the agreement of the submitter(s) of the logos we've received).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Reminders for Saturday, March 14 - OSBA Spring Meeting - COBA Beginning Beekeeping session #3

Reminder to COBA members that the Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) Spring meeting is this Saturday in Guthrie. More information is available at

Unfortunately, current COBA students and instructors will be unable to attend the whole day, because we have our 3rd session of the Beginning Beekeeping class this Saturday at 1:00.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

COBA Logo Contest

We need an official logo for COBA, so we're holding a Logo Contest open to all "paid up" COBA members.

Prizes - Gift Cards from Beekeeping Etc:
- 1st place $75.00
- 2nd place $50.00
- 3rd place $25.00

- Winning logos become the property of COBA, in return for the prizes.
- Minimum size 4” x 4”
- Maximum size 8.5 x 11”
- Black and White only for competition.  Color can be submitted as additional information.
- Logo will be used on T-Shirts, Letterhead, Business Cards, etc.

Submit by March 15, 2015.

Via Email:
 Put Logo Contest in the subject line and email to

Via US Mail:
 Logo Contest
 1816 N Ann Arbor Ave
 Oklahoma City  OK  73127-2846

A vote by the members will be held on the top 3 submissions at the March 26th COBA meeting.

COBA Bee News

COBA Bee News

Submissions by Members for Members.

We are looking for members to become Bee Reporters.

Write an article or see something happening in the Bee World that needs to be told to others let us know.

Also looking for Reporters on the following:
Monthly Marching Orders - Conventional and Natural Methodologies
Calendar with up and coming Classes, Events and Special Speakers
Swarm News
Tips and Tricks
Opinion Articles
For Sale and Wanted Ads
Send Submissions to: before March 15th.
Please put Newsletter in the subject line.

The Newsletter will be available Online once we have our website up and going. We will email copies or you can pick-up a printed copy with a prior request at the March 26th meeting.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 28 COBA Beginning Beekeeping class session has been RESCHEDULED

ATTENTION current COBA STUDENTS, the class session scheduled for this Saturday, February 28, will be postponed to March 7. The March 7 session will be taught on a new date, March 14. The March 21 session is expected to remain unchanged.

Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, a conflict arose with use of the facility this Saturday. That, combined with the predicted inclement weather, and long distances some students would need to travel, prompted this change.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, and will keep you informed.

Clarification:  The February 26 COBA meeting will continue as planned.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

COBA February meeting this Thursday, February 26

The February COBA meeting will be Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at our new location:

Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City OK 73112

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In addition to regular activities, we will cover February and March beekeeping to-do lists, have a short talk by Barry Fox of the Oklahoma Science Museum, discuss some upcoming public educational opportunities, and have a brief presentation regarding wax moth traps and wasp traps.

Of course there will be a door prize drawing, and opportunity to talk to experienced (and new) beekeepers.

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

This meeting is intentionally being kept a little shorter.  We don't have the flexibility to run over time that we had at the old facility.

We are asking that you help set up and clean up, also.  Just as in the hive, many workers can get a lot done quickly.  Helping set out chairs and put them away, for instance, makes a huge difference. Since we're responsible for cleanup (always have been), tending for your own spills and drops will help too.
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