2016-11 REMINDER: There is NO NOVEMBER COBA Meeting

We never have a November meeting, because it would be on Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday).

The next COBA event is the COBA Christmas party on 12/16 (dues-paid members only) at the Will Rogers Senior Center.

The next regular COBA meeting is the January meeting on 01/26/2017 at the Will Rogers Senior Center.

We will elect 2017 officers at the January meeting.  Kenneth Kelley is gathering nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

COBA Membership is on a calendar-year basis, so it will be time to pay dues at the January meeting. (Unless you’ve already paid for 2017.)  Dues are currently $15 per household.

Dues may be paid online using PayPal “Send Money” to COBATreasurer@gmail.com (even if you don’t have a PayPal account). Please include full contact information (name(s), address, phone, email). PayPal “send money” allows for the information to be included with the payment.

You may also pay dues using the “2017 COBA Application for Membership and/or Beekeeping Class” available in multiple formats in the “Files” page of this website. The form and payment may be mailed to the address indicated, or presented at a regular COBA meeting.

You may email questions to COBATreasurer@gmail.com

2016-10-28 COBA October Meeting on FRIDAY & 2016-10-29 OSBA Fall Meeting on SATURDAY

Both meetings will be held at the Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

MAP to Senior Center: https://goo.gl/maps/N8NDA7TEZKs

The primary speaker at both the COBA meeting and the OSBA meeting will be internationally known beekeeper Michael Bush, author of The Practical Beekeeper, http://bushfarms.com/bees.htm.

For the COBA meeting on FRIDAY October 28:

• Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

• As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

• Please bring a snack to share.

• Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

For the OSBA FALL MEETING on SATURDAY October 29:

• Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, rather than previously announced 8:00 AM.

• Meeting 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

• Please bring a dish for the Pot Luck Lunch.

• Attendees are invited to donate items to the auction, which is a major contributor to the OSBA annual budget.

2016-09-22 SEPTEMBER COBA MEETING REMINDER (NEW LOCATION)

REMINDER: COBA Meeting Thursday September 22, 7:00-9:00 pm.

Setup 6:30-7:00 pm.
Cleanup 9:00-9:30 pm.

NEW LOCATION – MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/N8NDA7TEZKs
Will Rogers Senior Center
3501 Pat Murphy Dr,
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Topics:
Winter Preparations
Honey Tasting! Bring some of your honey to share!
As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

Please bring a snack to share.

Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

2016-08-24 AUGUST COBA MEETING REMINDER (WEDNESDAY)

2016-08-24 AUGUST COBA MEETING REMINDER

REMINDER: COBA Meeting WEDNESDAY August 24, 7:00-9:00 pm.

WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY (is that enough?)

Setup 6:30-7:00 pm.
Cleanup 9:00-9:30 pm.

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

Topics:
Greg Hannaford (long time Tulsa area beekeeper) will be speaking on “Profiting From Your Hives”.
Yes, beekeeping can actually MAKE money, not just spend it! (At least, that’s the theory.)
As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

Please bring a snack to share.

Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.
NOTES:
Beginning with our September meeting, COBA’s meeting place will relocate about 1,100 feet SW to Will Rogers Senior Center. More about this later.

2016-07-28 July COBA Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: COBA Meeting Thursday July 28, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Setup 6:30-7:00 pm.
Cleanup 9:00-9:30 pm.

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

Topics:
Honey Harvest
– Cut Comb
– Chunk
– Crush & Strain
– Extraction

As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

Please bring a snack to share.

Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.
NOTES:

August meeting will be at the usual location, but on WEDNESDAY 8/24.

In September the meeting will move to a nearby temporary location while WRGEC is being remodeled. That relocation will extend into 2017. More about this later.

2016-06-23 June COBA Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: COBA Meeting Thursday June 23, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Setup 6:30-7:00 pm.
Cleanup 9:00-9:30 pm.

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

Topics:
Ken Davis of Little Creek Bee Ranch will be speaking about the use of Essential Oils in Beekeeping

As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

Please bring a snack to share.

Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

2016-05-26 May COBA Meeting reminder

REMINDER: COBA Meeting Thursday May 26, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Setup 6:30-7:00 pm.
Cleanup 9:00-9:30 pm.

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

Topics:
Heat Safety for Beekeepers
Oklahoma Apiary Act: Swarms

As usual, guests and/or new members are welcome!

Please bring a snack to share.

Members are invited to bring a bee-related item for the door prize drawing.

2016-03-24 March COBA meeting

REMINDER: COBA Meeting – Thursday March 24th, 7:00-9:00 PM

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

Please bring a snack to share, and maybe a bee-related item for the door prizes.

Guests are welcome.

Topics: Tommy Thornton will be talking about how to make splits. (Divide a colony/hive into multiple colonies/hives.) Tommy was 2008 Oklahoma Beekeeper of the Year, a past officer of OSBA and COBA, a past COBA instructor, owner of Beekeeping Etc & Bucko Gloves, and used to have 300 hives.

UPDATE 3/24:

Unfortunately, circumstances have changed, and Beekeeping Etc will NOT be setting up a merchandise table at the meeting tonight. If there is something you want them to bring, call them and they can still do that. Again, Beekeeping Etc # is 405-600-7200.

REMINDER: March 12 & 19 COBA Beginning Beekeeping Class

The next COBA-sponsored Beginning Beekeeping class will be October 8 & 15, 2016.

We already have 1 student enrolled in that class.

Attention March COBA Students:

REMINDER, your class starts PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM TOMORROW (Saturday 3/12) morning.

Everyone who sent funds is enrolled. You should have received multiple emails from me. One shortly after you enrolled, one last night. If you sent funds, but have not received emails, call me ASAP! (four oh five four six four oh seven seven three)

All classes will be held at the Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
• Doors will open at 8:00 am for setup. You are welcome to arrive early.  (Setup assistance is appreciated.)
• Class will begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 am.
• Lunch: We recommend that you bring a lunch. The scheduled lunch is 30 minutes, but we will likely almost certainly continue to teach through the lunch period. If we are ahead of schedule, we’ll be taking questions during lunch.
• Beverages will be available all day at no additional cost.
• We must be cleaned up and out of the building by 6:00 pm. (Teardown/Cleanup assistance is appreciated)
• After we’re out of the building, we can answer more questions, if you wish.