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Bee Tourism

You might want to check this out: Slovenia’s abuzz with bee tourism!EM.EMPTm  Read More →

New Website

Many thanks to COBA’s friend Jim Stockton for helping us update the website.... 

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!

Please consider volunteering some time for COBA. It’s a good way to reinforce... 

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Bee Study on Neonicotinoids

Attached is a link to the latest study on neonics.  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]


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 14, 2016 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 →

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