Beginning Beekeeping Class

COBA has added a 3rd Beginning Beekeeping class for Spring 2023, sponsored by OSU-OKC and with special thanks to Terry Clinefelter.  This will be the last class for 2023.  This class is planned to be in-person only.  Zoom participation is possible, but not currently planned.


OSU-OKC, 900 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107, in the
Dr. Doug Baker Auditorium of the Learning Resource Center.

Map to OSU-OKC

Park in the lot to the east, walk to the center of the campus, and enter the Learning Resources Center from the South.  We’ll have signs to direct you from there.


The 3rd class will be held in 2 sessions, on 2 Saturdays, and each class covers the same material.

April 8 and April 15, 2023                Total Enrollment TBD, but 30+


Tuition for the in-person class is $75 for the first person in a household, and $25 for each additional person from the same household attending the class.  Enrollment in each class is limited, so seats are not reserved until payment is received.  Full refund available if Treasurer is notified at least 2 weeks prior to start of class. 


Q&A will be handled live, and additional Q&A will be available after class, if you so desire.

Class will begin promptly at 8:30 AM and end about 5:30 PM.  We appreciate help with setup (8:00-8:30 AM) and clean up (5:30-6:00 PM).

We encourage you to bring a lunch, since we will likely teach through lunch.

The course includes 2 days instruction, Q&A sessions, demonstrations, handouts, one beekeeping book and one hive tool per household.  Class time emphasis is on practical beekeeping knowledge, techniques, and equipment.

While we can’t inspect a live colony during the formal instruction it is important that we walk you through an actual in-person live colony inspection.  You will have multiple opportunities later on during the spring, at the Will Rogers Park location and perhaps others.

Students are automatically COBA and OSBA members for 2023, and other benefits.


You may enroll electronically by sending payment via PayPal “send money” to  Please include full contact information (name(s), mailing address, phone, email) and which class. PayPal send money allows for the information to be included with the payment.

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


COBA, 5030 N May Ave, Suite 264, Oklahoma City, OK 73112


If you have questions, please contact the current COBA Treasurer, who also serves as Registrar, at  You may also contact any Admin or Moderator of the COBA FB group.