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.

February 25th Meeting

REMINDER: COBA Meeting – Thursday February 25th, 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: We’ll have a Q&A Panel discussing Spring topics, including but not limited to Deadouts, Spring Feeding, and When to Super

Upcoming COBA Beginning Beekeeping Classes

COBA will be teaching Beginning Beekeeping classes in Oklahoma City this Winter.

There is 1 remaining two-day all-day class. It should provide a sound foundation for a new beekeeper.

March 12 & 19, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm – CLASS FULL (as of 3/1) 

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.
• 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 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.
• After we’re out of the building, we can answer more questions, if you wish.

Because we must pay for the venue, the cost of the classes has increased over past years. First person from a household will be $100. Each additional person from the same household will be $35.

2016 COBA membership and other perks are included in the tuition.
Because seating is strictly limited to 35 students per class, seats are reserved when payment is received. We can no longer support people from one class attending sessions of another class.

The membership/class application form (2 pages) is available in three different formats in the “Files” page of this website.

Mailing Address:
COBA
5030 N May Ave # 264
OKLAHOMA CITY  OK  73112

If you have additional questions, please feel free to message, email, or call me, or any of the others listed on the forms.

Results of 2016 Officer election

COBA 2016 Officers were elected this evening.

President: Bill Armstrong
Vice President: Suzanne Govett
Secretary: John Sharpley (new)
Treasurer: Jay Silver

Executive Board (3 year term):
Rotating off: Bob McCoy
Rotating on: Penny George

Thank you to Forest L Chapman and Bob McCoy for all their hard work!

Welcome to John Sharpley and Penny George, we look forward to working with you!

It was a very short election, with only one candidate per position.

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