COBA offers (4) 2-hour sessions (6:30p-8:48p) on Wednesdays in mid-February to mid-March and 2 (two) full day (8a - 4:30p) Saturday classes, all at the Wittmeyer Conference Center at the Ohio State University Agricultural Fields.
Details below. Click on the links below to pay for 2024 classes.
· 1 year membership in COBA
· Beginning beekeeping textbook
· Either – 4 Wed. night sessions, or 1 Sat. all day session
· Bee installation demonstration (weather permitting)
· 6 Months, April thru September at our FIRST YEAR BEE YARD
OPTION # 1
4 Wednesday night sessions 6:30pm to 8:48pm
February 21st & 28th, March 6th& 13th.
Option # 1 Cost $100.00 per person. Additional family member
attends for $50.00 (no extra book)
OPTION # 2
Saturday all day session February 24th 8am to 4:30pm *lunch included*
Option # 2 Cost $120.00 per person. Additional family member
attends for $60.00 (no extra book)
OPTION # 3
Saturday all day session March 9th 8am to 4:30pm *lunch included*
Option # 3 Cost $120.00 per person. Additional family member
attends for $60.00 (no extra book).
Registration form in either word document (docx) or portable document file (pdf) download is below.
Option #1 - Wednesday Classes
Option #2 - Saturday Feb. 24
Option #3 - Saturday March 9
Wednesdays 2nd person class fee
Saturday February 24 - 2nd Person Class Fee
Saturday March 9 - 2nd Person Class Fee
The First Year Bee Yard is located at 2501 Carmack Road, 43210. (Waterman Farm Complex of The Ohio State University). Meetings are every Wednesday starting April 5, 2024 through September. Members start arriving early at 530p to set up. Mentors and members Inspect each hive and report hive conditions. Potluck at 6pm
COBA annually awards youth beekeeper scholarships to students. Awardees receive instruction and everything needed to become a beekeeper. Requirements are stringent. Please download the youth scholarship application to be considered. Please submit form below for 2024 consideration.
COBA Youth Scholarship details and Youth Scholarship Application pdf files.
COBA maintains two apiaries for advanced learning. One apiary is at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. Our second apiary is at Easton Town Center in Columbus. Members will receive the monthly emailed newletter with information when meetings occur.. Contact Mike Hatter at 937-309-5663 for more information.
Dates: Every Thursday, 01 April thru 30 September, 6:30p - 8:30p
Location: 14380 ScottsLawn Rd. (at the ScottsLawn Recreation Park / Pollinator Garden) Recommended parking is across the street in the lot by the red barns.
Contacts: Rich Herman & Rich Colvin