February 20, 2017

Buzz around with local Beekeepers

From Central Oregon Beekeeping Association

Central Oregon Beekeeping Association hosts Annual
February 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

   This year the Central Oregon Beekeeping Association (COBKA) Bee School will be held at the Central Oregon Community College and will feature a Beekeeping 101 class as well as lectures from regional COBKA mentors on topics including but not limited to:
  •  Equipment (Hive types, Bee Suits, Tools, and more)
  •  Setting up a hive
  • Hive managemen
  • “Reading the frame
  •  Pest control options
   This event is structured to provide attendees with all the information needed to begin beekeeping in Central Oregon. The event booklet will include the information discussed during the event as well as handy local supplier contacts, advice on local plant varieties to encourage pollinators and much more. Registration is $35 for non-members (which includes a one year membership to COBKA) and $15 for members.

   With more and more concern about honey bee populations and pollinators, this class is perfect for anyone that wants to get into beekeeping as a hobby, as a serious enthusiast, or as an educated consumer who simply wants to learn more about where honey comes from. While serious beekeepers spend years learning their craft, the COBKA bee school is a great chance to learn a lot of information in a short period of time. This is also a good chance to network and meet others who are interested in honey bees.

About COBKA:
We are a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honey bee and its workings. Our members range from full-time beekeepers and pollinators with hundreds of hives to hobbyists involved in backyard beekeeping. Some members do not even keep bees, but are fascinated by the six legs and four wings of Apis mellifera. The Mission of the Central Oregon Beekeeping Association (COBKA) is to promote effective, economic and successful regional beekeeping through education, collaboration, communication and research in the spirit of friendship.

Website: www.cobeekeeping.org Facebook: Facebook.com/cobeekeeping/

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