Central Ohio Beekeepers




NO MAY MEETING. Remember, COBA picnic June 14.

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Bee Yard Information for 2015

Nucs available:
COBA Member Arnold Crabtree has some nucs available. If you're looking for a nuc, give him a call at 614-837-7131.

EVENTS for members:

Interested in a Thursday evening Bee Yard at Franklin Park Conservatory? Contact Will Merrill for more information, 614-226-8219.

We have received several requests for beekeepers to participate in Heritage Days and Farmer's Markets. If you're interested, please contact Will Merrill, 614-226-8219 for information.

Membership Renewal Time Reminder.

Time to consider renewing your COBA membership. Since we changed the categories of "member", we ask that all new and renewing members fill out a "Membership Application" form so we can document all family members in our database.

Also, you can use PayPay to pay your dues. See the Membership Application page.

Membership Fees:

Individual Member: $10.00
Family Member: $15.00 (please list names and ages of included children).


Scioto Mile:

The Scioto Mile was an exciting and rewarding experience this year. Along with "Host", the East Central Ohio Beekeepers, we joined them throughout the summer to encourage young people and adults to consider becoming beekeepers. Our classes were talked about and invitations were extended, especially to the young poeple, explaining the Scholarship process and encouraging students to consider applying for the Schoarlarship. Consider signing up next year!


Franklin County Fair  July 18 - July 25.
Like to talk about bees? Interested in inviting others to learn about beekeeping? Want to share your experiences with beekeeping? Share your knowledge of beekeeping at the Franklin County Fair as Volunteers are needed! Sign up to spend a few hours at the Franklin County Fair. Contact: Will Merrill - 614-226-8219, or email: wnm0628@yahoo.com to sign up. Don't wait until the last minute to volunteer!

Hive Requests:

We have received several calls from people interested in having hives placed on their property. One is in southern Delaware County, and one in southern Franklin County/northern Fairfield County. Another is on the westside of Columbus. If interested, give Will Merrill a call at 614-226-8219 more information.

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.