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Yellow Jacket traps

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

Bee School Application

There is still time to register for our Monday or Tuesday classes. Please download... 

2017 Bee School Schedule

The full day Bee School scheduled for February 18 is full. No further applications... 

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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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Current Events

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 →

Ohio State Fair

Thanks to all of the COBA members that helped out at the OSBA venue at this years state fair. COBA worked setting up and the final day of the fair. This is a wonderful event that allows beekeepers from across the state to educate the general public on bees and other important pollinators. We have had great feedback and many thanks from the OSBA team.... [Read more of this review]

Carmen Conrad

Many thanks to our speaker this month, Carmen Conrad. Carmen provided a timely presentation on how to show honey and other products of the hive. This fit right in with the up coming fair season. Thanks from all of us.  Read More →

A winter that won’t let go.

It snowed in Cleveland this weekend and we had frost on the “last” frost date in Columbus. What appeared to be a wonderful mild winter that helped many of our bees survive just won’t go away. The up and down temperatures with rain every other day are causing the bees to just go┬ácrazy. I came home last night to see two swarms in the... [Read more of this review]

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