Sixty COBA members enjoyed dinner at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, OH on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Carmen Conrad explained the honey judging process she uses to evaluate not only the honey, but what the beekeepers did to present their product. Results to follow. (Photos to follow.) Beekeeper of the year is Susan Valentine-Cooper. Congratulations Susan!
Remember, no meeting in December! See you in 2016!
Also, consider volunteering some time for COBA. It's a good way to reinforce what you learned in Bee School, and to pass on to others your knowledge of bees and beekeeping. As many of you know, my favorite mantra is: "Want to learn how to become a beekeeper?" (Will Merrill)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
2016 BEE SCHOOL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
Tuesday classes starting February 16, and continue on 2/23, 3/1 and 3/8
Wednesday classes starting on February 17 and continue on 2/24, 3/2 and 3/9
Saturday class will be from 9 AM to 4 PM on March 12th.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
2016 Hive Requests:
We are exploring several opportunities for beekeepers for 2016.If you are interested in placing hives in other locations than your own, please email Will Merrill (email@example.com) and indicate how many hives you are willing to place, and what area you would prefer (i.e. Northern, Southern or Eastern Franklin County; a particular city, like Grove City; Worthington, Westerville, etc.). This will be a referral service of COBA only. We will not negotiate any terms or conditions, nor will we be responsible for arbitrating any issues. We are trying to match beekeepers with land owners willing to have hives placed on their property.
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.