Saturday, October 12, 2013

COBA "Beginning Beekeeper" classes scheduled to begin January 4 and February 22.

Beekeeping is increasingly popular as people become more concerned about the health of honeybees and in the quality of our food supply. Honeybees contribute to the production of about 1/3 of the food we eat. Thus, many gardeners love having bees nearby to help their plants produce.

We have scheduled 2 "Beginning Beekeeper" classes for 2014. The classes are held during the winter, which allows new beekeepers time to prepare equipment and order bees for the following spring. Both classes cover the same information, and will be taught at the OSU Oklahoma County Extension, 930 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
  Class 1: Saturday 1:00-6:00 PM, January 4, 11, 18, and February 15, 2014
  Class 2: Saturday 1:00-6:00 PM, February 22, and March 1, 15, 22, 2014
Experienced beekeepers will give you an overview of beekeeping and help you get started. We will be answering your questions and also showing you the tools of the trade, along with hive and honeybee management.

Enrollment has already begun. The classes will be filled on a first-paid, first-enrolled basis. As long as openings are available, you may specify the class of your choice.

Further information can be found in the COBA Class/Membership Application in the Links section (right side) of this blog. If you still have questions about the classes, please call Rick Schantz at (405) 964-2337 (964-BEES) or send an email to Jay Silver at

Beeswax Workshops Scheduled for Saturday November 9, 2013

The beeswax workshops discussed at our September meeting have been scheduled.
Date/Time:  Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM
Location:  Will Rogers Gardens – Garden Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112 (Corner of NW 36th St and Grand Blvd, just west of I-44)
The agenda can be found here:  Beeswax Workshops 
NOTE:  We need an accurate head count to insure we have enough supplies for everyone. Please email your RSVP to to let us know if you will be coming! If you have signed up, and can't make it, please RSVP as well. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October Meeting moved to Friday, October 25, 2013

The October COBA meeting will be on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 7:00 PM at our usual location, 930 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City,  OK.  The public is welcome.  You are encouraged to bring a snack to share, and perhaps a small item for the door prize drawing.  An agenda is not yet available.

The Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) Fall Meeting will be on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Members of the OSBA are encouraged to bring a dish for the potluck luncheon.  Please see the OSBA website for further information.
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