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Hello WCOBA Members!

Hello WCOBA club members!  Casey Reed here, club secretary, sending you all a shout out from Dwight Wells, club president. He wanted to give you a heads up that the monthly club meetings are coming soon and also to let you know about some of the other future club "happenings" this spring. I am sure that you all are very busy organizing your colonies for the spring honey flow.

Beekeeper Breakfasts

04/09/2012 9:00 am
04/09/2012 11:00 am

Troy Panera (we've changed the location to allow for wi-fi connection)

Every 2nd and 4th Monday

9:00-11:00am

Troy Daily News Article Featuring Eric Percel - OSU student headed to California to study pesticides on honeybee populations

Our own Dwight Wells was mentioned in this article in the February 12, 2012 issue of the Troy Daily News, as the liason between local beekeeper Eric Percel of Troy and Dr. Reed Johnson, Professor of Entomology at Ohio State University. Percel and Johnson will be working together in California studying the effects of pesticides used on almond trees on pollinating honey bees. Click here to read the article.

Ohio Beekeeper Conferences - Spring 2012

March is a great time for learning in the beekeeper community, are you continuing your education? As "beekeepers" not "beehavers" we are constantly on the lookout for beekeeping practices that will revolutionize our colonies! There are many conference opportunities in Ohio, and now is the time to be thinking about registering, as the "early-bird gets the worm" or a discounted registration fee as the case may be! Following is a list of conferences and the links for a PDF on the conference along with registration deadlines.

Beekeeping Meetings

WCOBA is excited to announce that monthly beekeeping meetings will begin January 27th. Meeting time will be 6:30-9pm, the meetings being held at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, located at 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana.

Members of  WCOBA will be working with Eric Doerzbacher, Cedar Bog site manager. Beekeeping classes will be offered.  WCOBA will assist in maintaining the hives which will be located at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.  Meetings will be the held on the fourth Thursday of the month. Using Integrated Pest Management, and research based scientific beekeeping, WCOBA is striving to keep our bees healthy, thus improving our environment.

Some of our members are participating in the COBA Ohio Queen Project based at OSU.  Our belief is that by improving the queen stock for our region, beekeepers will  help create honey bees best suited for our climate.  Feel free to join in the discussion and find out more about WCOBA.  In February, our guest speaker will be Dana Stahlman, founder of the Ohio Queen Project, and former Ohio Beekeeper of the Year.  For more info, contact Dwight Wells 937-477-9251

 

Integrated Pest Management

It's obvious that current Beekeeping management strategies are not working.  We must as beekeepers change our management philosophy.

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