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:
5030 N May Ave # 264

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.

January 28th Meeting

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

October 22 Meeting Reminder

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
    Making Mead
    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.

COBA Meeting June 25 – Q&A

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.

Setup (6:30-7:00)

Brief Business Meeting
Old Business
New Business

“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)