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Yellow Jacket traps

If your hive(s) were attacked by yellow jackets last year, consider putting out yellow... 

REMEMBER: Time to consider renewing your membership! REMEMBER: Time to consider renewing your membership!

Have you renewed your membership for the 2016 season? If not, please take the time... 

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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

We frequently get requests for speakers to make presentations about bees and beekeeping.... 

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Bee Study on Neonicotinoids

Attached is a link to the latest study on neonics.  Read More →


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]

Pancake Breakfast and Plant Swap

Join us on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 am for our annual pancake breakfast and plant swap. Northland Masonic Temple 5885 Cleveland Ave, Columbus 43231. Come and eat all the pancakes you can and bring a bee friendly plant to swap with someone else. COBA does not hold a regular membership meeting in May.  Read More →

Kent Williams

Many thanks to Kent Williams for presenting to the general membership meeting on February 16, 2016 at Franklin Park. Kent brings a wealth of information and passion for beekeeping to his presentations. An EAS master beekeeper Kent’s greatest ability is to have a conversation bee keeper to bee keeper and not lecture his audience. Thanks again to... [Read more of this review]

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