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2019 Bee School Dates and Application form!

The 2019 COBA Bee School dates are: Wednesday’s beginning February 20, and... 

2018 Election Notice

The results of our election at the October meeting; President – Mike Hatter Vice... 

Thank a Teacher

We have been asked to help the St Joseph Montessori School secure a $2500 “Farmer’s... 

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

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2019 Bee School Dates and Application form!

The 2019 COBA Bee School dates are: Wednesday’s beginning February 20, and continuing Feb 27, March 6 and March 13. Cost is $70.00 per person. Saturday, February 23, starting at 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM. Cost is $80.00, and includes lunch. Saturday, March 16, starting at 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM. Cost is $80.00, and includes lunch. Download the application... [Read more of this review]

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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