Central Ohio Beekeepers Association 



The objectives and purpose of the Central Ohio Beekeepers Association shall be to promote the further interest and well being of apiculture and to educate beekeepers and the public in the importance of honeybees, honey, other by-products and pollination in our country.


FYI, signing up for COBA's Bee School includes your 2015 Membership, so no need to pay separately for membership.

Bee School is filling up! Saturday class is full, so get  your application in as soon as possible for the Tuesday or Wednesday class. To check on your Bee School application status and class availability, please contact Barry Conrad at 614-837-3899.


Tri-County Beekeepers annual conference  is March 6-7, 2015 in Wooster, OH. Check their website:  http://www.tricountybeekeepers.org/ for information. Registration is limited and closes on February 15.

2015 Membership Renewal Time Reminder.

Time to consider renewing your COBA membership. Since we changed the categories of "member", we ask that all new and renewing members fill out a "
Membership Application" form so we can document all family members in our database.

Also, you can use PayPay to pay your dues. See the Membership Application page.

Membership Fees:

Individual Member: $10.00
Family Member: $15.00 (please list names and ages of included children).

Please download our
membership application form, fill it out and return to:

Will Merrill
Membership Director
Central Ohio Beekeepers
PO Box 141338
Columbus, OH 43214-6338



Scioto Mile (2015):

The Scioto Mile was an exciting and rewarding experience this year. Along with "Host", the East Central Ohio Beekeepers, we joined them throughout the summer to encourage young people and adults to consider becoming beekeepers. Our classes were talked about and invitations were extended, especially to the young poeple, explaining the Scholarship process and encouraging students to consider applying for the Schoarlarship. Consider signing up next year!



Hive Requests:

We have received several calls from people interested in having hives placed on their property. One is in southern Delaware County, and one in southern Franklin County/northern Fairfield County. Another is on the westside of Columbus. If interested, give Will Merrill a call at 614-226-8219 more information.