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June 2017

June 2017 Minutes

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June 8, 2017 Membership Meeting


Honey for SaleYou and your bees worked diligently for the past 12 months to arrive at this day. Whether this is your first harvest or you are a seasoned pro, OCBA stands ready to help.

Honey Thank You Favors

Honey Thank You Favors

Step 1
At our regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8th Randall Austin will discuss basic honey bottling, labeling, packaging and marketing techniques. You worked hard for the honey. Randall has advice to help you make the most of your honey harvest whether you plan to sell it or simply share with friends and family.

Step 2
On Saturday morning, June 10th at 10:00 o’clock Walter Starks will present a honey extraction workshop at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough. The workshop will feature OCBA’s extractor. Come and learn how to use OCBA’s extractor. OCBA’s $5 per day extractor rental program is one of the greatest benefits of OCBA membership. Check it out. Review the extractor policy and be ready to capture your harvest!

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May 2017

May 2017 Minutes

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May 11, 2017 Membership Meeting

Is this what it means to be a beekeeper!? There is so much to learn!

Is this what it means to be a beekeeper!? There is so much to learn! How do I get these bees into that box!?

We learn from experience – the successes that we have and mistakes that we make. But we also learn from the successes and mistakes of those who have gone before us.

OCBA’s May Membership Meeting will give members an opportunity to learn from OCBA’s “BBB Team” (Best and Brightest Beekeepers). We will host an open forum where all members can ask questions, seek guidance, or (in true beekeeper fashion) argue alternative beekeeping techniques with OCBA’s Master and soon-to-be Master Beekeepers.

Our panel members, Randall Austin, David Eckert, Geneva Green and Walter Starks will respond to all questions. This group represents a small handful of OCBA’s most experienced and most knowledgeable beekeepers. This is your opportunity to pick their bee brains, build your beekeeping knowledge base, challenge their expertise, and ask any question that has ever crossed your beekeeping mind. No question is too simple or too complex for this group.

Category: Club Meetings