2017-02-23 February COBA Meeting

The February COBA Meeting will be 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday February 23, 2017 at Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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

Topics

Request to Membership:
. How many pounds of honey did you harvest in 2016? The COBA total, and the totals for the other clubs, will be in the next OSBA newsletter.

Greg Hannaford (2010 OSBA Beekeeper of the Year) will be speaking about the Real Story of Almond Pollination. He will be talking about the mass migration to California by the beekeeping industry and all the preparation and pitfalls before and while out there in California.
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:

March 23, 2017 meeting is scheduled to return to Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center.
MAP to Gardens Exhibition Center: https://goo.gl/maps/HBqExtaeeNp

2017-01-26 January COBA Meeting – Officer Election – Emergency Feeding

The January COBA Meeting will be 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday January 26, 2017 at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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

January meeting always includes election of the new year’s COBA officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and 1 member of the Executive Board

Please let election Chairman Kenneth Kelley know if you’re interested in running for office!

Topics

  • Election of 2017 Officers
    Declared Candidates:
    President: Rick Schantz, Rick Hall
    Vice President: Tonya Wells
    Secretary: John Sharpley (incumbent)
    Treasurer: Jay Silver (incumbent)

Election of 2017-2019 Executive Board Member (3 year term)
. Caroline Baker’s term is ending

Discussion of effects of warm weather, wellness inspections, and strategies fo emergency feeding.

Requests to Membership:
. What do you want us to do in 2017?
. What topics do you wish to see covered in 2017?
. Who is interested in presenting those topics (or others)?

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:
February 23, 2017 meeting will continue at Will Rogers Senior Center.
MAP to Senior Center: https://goo.gl/maps/N8NDA7TEZKs

March 23, 2017 meeting is scheduled to return to Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center.
MAP to Gardens Exhibition Center: https://goo.gl/maps/HBqExtaeeNp

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.