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Interesting article!

COBA member, Mike Montgomery, shared the following:   Dr. Meghan Milbrath of... 

Update on April General Meeting

In addition to our scholarship winners giving their presentations, listen to Joe... 

Newsletter articles needed!

We are preparing a newsletter that will be sent out shortly. If you have an article... 

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Current Events

Swarms and stuff!

One of our members went to collect a swarm recently, and was somewhat surprised when the insects were not honeybees, but Baldfaced Hornets! He was able to collect the hornets, and is working to dispose of them. If you’re not familiar with baldfaced hornets, they can destroy a beehive in short order! In addition to the hornets, we are also getting... [Read more of this review]

Bee Study on Neonicotinoids

Attached is a link to the latest study on neonics. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160816/ncomms12459/full/ncomms12459.html  Read More →

Nucs

We recently heard from both Kent Williams and Dan O’Hanlon about the benefit of buying nucs to start beekeeping with. The greatest advantage in their option is that you are getting and established hive. But exactly what is a nuc. I’ve always been taught that a nuc is a five frames of bees and brood with an established laying queen. These... [Read more of this review]

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