2017 COBKA Bee School

  • 25 Feb 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • 0


  • Includes one year membership to COBKA.

Registration is closed

This year's Bee School will be held at the 
at the Central Oregon Community College.
# for assistance: 541-977-4356

Presentations begin at 9am 

Doors open for check-in at 8:30.

*Registrants will receive a free raffle ticket. Additional tickets $1 each :)

Provisional Schedule

08:30-08:55 Registration
09:00-10:00 Beekeeping 101 
10:05-10:45 Hive Types
10:45-11:00 BREAK 
11:00-11:40 Nucs, packages and installation 
11:45-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-12:40 *Raffle
12:45-01:25 Hive Inspections
01:30-02:10 Pest and Diseases (Varroa, Wax Moths, AFB and Noesema)
02:10-02:25 BREAK
02:25-03:05 Tools, suits and gadgets
03:05-04:00 Q&A

This year's Bee School will feature our COBKA Beekeeping 101 class as well as lectures from regional COBKA mentors on topics including but not limited to:

  • Equipment
    • Hive types
    • Bee Suits
    • Tools
  • Installing bees into a hive
  • Hive management
  • Reading the frame
  • Pest control

This event is structured to provide attendees with all the information needed to begin beekeeping in Central Oregon.  Our 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.

We will have breaks between lectures to visit with mentors and see different types of hives and beekeeping supplies.  There will be a lunch break with some snacks provided - please bring a sack lunch if you choose.

We are working towards reducing waste created by our events: Please bring a water bottle and/or your beverage of choice as we will not be providing beverages in disposable packaging.

Registration is for our 2017 Bee School is $35 for non-members and $15 for current COBKA members. 

Non-member registration includes one year of COBKA membership.

Our Bee School Raffle will include some great beekeeping items, including donations from Brushy Mountain and Shonnards!



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