Upcoming  Meetings

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 

Speaker: Jonathan Scott
Flow Hive Update
By now, everyone has heard about the new invention, the Flow Hive. What’s it all about? Does the Flow Hive really work?  Our own Jonathan Scott has had one for the past year. He will share his experience with the Flow Hive. What are the pros and cons? Is it worth it? Join us to get a better understanding of what the buzz is all about.
Speaker: Rob Stone
Hive Management
Mites! Pests! What to do? Rob has been with OCBA for over a decade as a member, speaker, Board member, and is an owner of Pierce Beekeeping Equipment. He will talk about what to look for in your hives and treatment options to promote a healthy, happy hive. Doing nothing when mites and pests attack your hives can leave you a sad beekeeper without bees. Do you know what to do?

Special Events

Sept. 30th 2017
Randy Oliver
Beekeeping Workshop

Don’t miss your chance to see one of America’s
leading voices in beekeeping!
Join us for a full day of Beekeeping and Honeybee Health
Randy will be presenting a full day workshop on bee diseases, pest management, inspection techniques, and other issues beekeepers face such as food and nutrition. The afternoon will of course leave plenty of room for  Q & A.  We will have a demonstration with a live hive. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable American beekeepers in a hands-on setting!

$40.00 Registration Fee for current OCBA Members

$50.00 Registration for non-members, which will include membership for the end of 2017

Pizza Party
with Randy Oliver

Sept. 29th, 2017
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Silo Building
Doors at 6:30
$5.00 includes Pizza and Drinks

Join us for an informal meeting with Randy Oliver! Hear the latest on his research and projects plus lots of time for Q & A.

Calendar of events

January 7, 2014  Become a beekeeper, An introduction to beekeeping – Sean Crowley
February 4, 2014  Become a beekeeper, Equipment – Sean Crowley
March 4, 2014 Become a Beekeeper, Equipment review and obtaining bees – Sean Crowley
April 1, 2014 Trouble keeping bees alive – Dr Eric Mussen, UC Davis,
May 6, 2014 Become a beekeeper – Hive Inspection – Sean Crowley
May 25, 2014 Hands on hive inspection at the Outdoor Education Center
June 3, 2014 Swarming – Kris Fricke
July 1, 2014 Honey Stix packing – Videos, photos.
July 11 – August 10, 2014 – Bee booth at the Orange County Fair
September 2, 2014 Honey and honey extraction demonstration, CSBA President Bill Lewis on the CSBA convention
September 5 – 6, 2014 Disease and Pest workshop – Randy Oliver – ScientificBeekeeping.com
October 7, 2014 – Varroa mite testing and treatment
November 4, 2014 – Nosema impact on adult bee behavior – Dr James Neia, UC San Diego, Elections
November 18 – 20 2014 California State Beekeepers Association Convention
December, 2 2014 – Holiday party – Raffle
January 6, 2015 – TBD
February 3, 2015 – Monsanto -Jerry Hayes

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The OCBA was formed in the 1970′s. Our membership is currently comprised of mostly small-scale beekeepers who are dedicated to keeping bees in the urban environment. The roots here in OC are agricultural, and we haven’t forgotten that.


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