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2021-02-25 COBA February Meeting

Forward from Tom Hall – 2021 COBA President:

This Thursday, February 25 from 7-9pm we will have our monthly COBA meeting at Will Rogers Gardens at 3400 NW 36th Oklahoma City.

The meeting is open to all, your forehead temperature will be taken at the door. masks will be required, and seating will be wiped down with disinfectant and spaced for social distancing.

I will have a presentation directed at those wanting to order bees and discuss the pros and cons of package bees verse buying a nuc of bees and what you can do in preparation before receiving your bees.

If you have an established hive I will discuss some things you can do coming out of winter.

For those not able to join us we plan to broadcast the meeting on Facebook live on the COBA FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralOkBeekeepersAssoc

2020-04-23 COBA April Meeting (on FB Live ONLY)

Jay Silver forwarding FB post by Rick Schantz

Looks like a great beekeeping day. Tonight is our video presentation on getting your bees and installing them in your hives. Also a couple of other ways to get bees. I will be the speaker at the presentation. John Bowman will be putting it on Facebook live.
Hope everyone can tune in tonight at 7:00 pm on this COBA Facebook.
Happy beekeeping

Jay Silver additions:

With our usual meeting place closed due to the Coronavirus measures, the meeting will be online only on the COBA FB group.

COBA Facebook Group is at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralOkBeekeepersAssoc/

Just click on John Bowman’s FB Live video post.

It appears some of the restrictions are going to be easing. However, we are considering other measures for future meetings, if we cannot meet in person.

2019-07-25 COBA JULY MEETING

WHERE:

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

SW Corner of NW 36th and Grand. No access from Grand. Enter from either driveway on 36th.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6PYq6X3Zdhr

WHEN:

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Setup will begin by 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Cleanup and out by 9:30 PM.
Assistance with setup and cleanup is appreciated.

TOPICS:

Honey Tasting: Bring your honey and enjoy sharing in tasting other beekeepers’ honey. (You can sell some if you like.)

Tom Hall will give a demonstration of extracting a couple of frames. He’ll also present a couple of methods of uncapping your frames.

Rick Schantz will give video presentation of larger extracting methods.

NOTES:

Please bring a snack to share with others. COBA provides beverages, but other items are brought by those attending.

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

Guests are always welcome at regular monthly COBA meetings!

2019-06-27 COBA June Meeting

WHERE:

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

SW Corner of NW 36th and Grand. No access from Grand. Enter from either driveway on 36th.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6PYq6X3Zdhr

WHEN:

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Setup will begin by 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Cleanup and out by 9:30 PM.
Assistance with setup and cleanup is appreciated.

TOPICS:

How to increase honey production.

What kinds of things you should be doing with your hive this time of year.

NOTES:

Please bring a snack to share with others. COBA provides beverages, but other items are brought by those attending.

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

Guests are always welcome at regular monthly COBA meetings!

2019-05-23 COBA MAY MEETING

WHERE:

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

SW Corner of NW 36th and Grand. No access from Grand. Enter from either driveway on 36th.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6PYq6X3Zdhr

WHEN:

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Setup will begin by 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Cleanup and out by 9:30 PM.
Assistance with setup and cleanup is appreciated.

TOPICS:

Jay Silver will present information from the NEOBA Big Bee Buzz. The annual BBB is the premier Beekeeping Conference in Oklahoma.

A panel of “seasoned” beekeepers will handle open Q&A.

NOTES:

Please bring a snack to share with others. COBA provides beverages, but other items are brought by those attending.

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

Guests are always welcome at regular monthly COBA meetings!

2019-05-19 – Hive Inspection, Nuc Install, and Mentoring Opportunity

DATE and TIME: Sunday 5/19, 2:00 PM to whenever you run out of questions.

LOCATION: Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Meet in the 36th street parking lot, NW of the building. We’ll go in through the small iron gate behind the dumpster.

If you have protective gear, please bring it. We’ll only have very limited loaner gear available.

AGENDA: John Bowman will be installing a nuc into his hive.

We will then inspect a double-deep from which we pulled 2 splits last week. We will do an alcohol-wash Varroa mite count. If mite counts indicate that treatment is needed, we will treat with Oxalic Acid administered via a vaporizer.

Q&A as long as needed.

2019-04-27 – Hive Inspection and Mentoring Opportunity

Hive Inspection and Mentoring Opportunity – 2019 COBA Students AND OTHERS
DATE and TIME: Saturday 4/27, 2:00 PM to whenever you run out of questions.
LOCATION: Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Meet in the 36th street parking lot, NW of the building. We’ll go in through the small iron gate behind the dumpster.
If you have protective gear, please bring it. We’ll only have very limited loaner gear available.

2019-04-15 and 2019-04-17 Hive Inspection Opportunities

2019 COBA STUDENTS:

Because of schedule and weather issues, we haven’t yet gotten you into a hive. This is very unusual, and we’re sorry.

We are planning 2 opportunities this week, in the evening.

Monday 6:00 PM and Wednesday 6:00 PM at Will Rogers Gardens. (Same location you took the class.)

Meet in the 36th street parking lot, NW of the building. We’ll go in through the small iron gate behind the dumpster.

If you have protective gear, please bring it. We’ll only have very limited loaner gear available.

We’ll start at 6:00 PM, inspect a hive, then answer questions until you’re tired of it.

We WILL be having more opportunities on the weekends, but wanted to make something available ASAP.

2019-02-28 COBA February Meeting

Posted for the Secretary:

WHERE:

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

SW Corner of NW 36th and Grand. No access from Grand. Enter from either driveway on 36th.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6PYq6X3Zdhr

WHEN:

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Setup will begin by 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Cleanup and out by 9:30 PM.
Assistance with setup and cleanup is appreciated.

TOPICS:

Vice President Tom hall will be our speaker. The topic will be permacomb bee foundation.

President Rick Schantz will finish up the discussion talking about other different types of foundation.

NOTES:

Please bring a snack to share with others. COBA provides beverages, but other items are brought by those attending.

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

Guests are always welcome at regular monthly COBA meetings!

Last chance to sign up for the March 2/9 Beginning Beekeeping Class!