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.
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.
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.
The January COBA Meeting will be 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday January 28, 2016 at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City OK, 73112
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 Stephanie Jordan know if you’re interested in running for office!
Election of 2016 Officers
. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Election of 2016 Executive Board Member (3 year term)
. Bob McCoy’s term is ending
Discussion of previous year’s accomplishments
Requests to Membership:
. What do you want us to do in 2016?
. What topics do you wish to see covered in 2016?
. Who is interested in presenting those topics (or others)?
Warm weather winter inspections
Beekeeping Preparations for Spring
Swarm Catching for New Beekeepers
For dues-paying member families only.
We could use help with decorations! If you have any greenery or other Christmas decorations you’d like to bring, we’d love to have some help at 6:30pm.
Please bring food to share and items for the drawing. The club is supplying some very nice things!
Please join us!!!
COBA’s last regular meeting of the year will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 pm
Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City OK, 73112
- Items on the agenda include:
Pauls Valley bee truck wreck (suggestions for improved response/management)
Colony Management through January
Winter feed reminders
Time for mouse guards
Class starting Saturday October 24
OSBA Meeting November 7
As usual, we appreciate your bee-related contributions to the door prize drawing, and snacks. Beverages will be supplied by COBA.
While this is the last regular meeting of the year, COBA will have the usual paid-members-only Christmas party at the same time and location on Friday 12/18.
September COBA meeting will be WEDNESDAY Sept 23, 7pm-9pm at Will Rogers Gardens.
Ms Urkhardt will be speaking about bee-friendly native flowering plants.
Forest Chapman will give a presentation about horizontal hives.
Please bring food to share or an item for the drawing.
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.
Brief Business Meeting
“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)
The Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association, LLC (COBA) has joined the 21st century, and has a new home. Our old blogspot will continue to exist for the foreseeable future, but will basically point here.