Central Ohio Beekeepers


REMEMBER: Time to renew your membership!


Please contact Will Merrill (wnm0628@yahoo.com) to sign up for the 2016 Advanced Bee Yard. We are considering meeting twice a month, possibly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of the month or the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of the month. If you have a different preference, please let us know. Also, if there is a specific topic you would like covered, let us know that as well. The Advanced Bee Yard will be at the Franklin Park Conservatory and directions and specific information will be posted at a later date.


Please 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)


We will be offering several classes in 2016, most will be at the Ohio State University, Waterman Farms complex, Wittmeyer Conference Room, 2490 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH.

Tuesday classes starting February 16, and continue on 2/23, 3/1 and 3/8. Download the application form fill out and return.

Wednesday classes starting on February 17 and continue on 2/24, 3/2 and 3/9. Download the application form, fill out and return.
Saturday class on March 12th is FULL. No further enrollments accepted. 

The Gantz Farmhouse class scheduled for FEBRUARY 27TH 
has been CANCELLED.

Check out our Bee Yard Information for 2015



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
(wnm0628@yahoo.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.

                                                       COBA OBJECTIVES:

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.