Welcome to the Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association
OSBA 2017 Fall Meeting
The 2017 OSBA Fall Meeting will be Oct. 28th and 29th at the Will Rogers Garden Center in Oklahoma City.
We are proud to announce our keynote speaker will be Steven Coy.
He is a second-generation commercial beekeeper from Northeast Arkansas, has served as a member of the Executive Board of the American Honey Producers Association since 2010.
He was President of the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association from 2012 to 2016.
He is the former Sec/Treasurer of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and has served as the U.S. Beekeeping representative on the EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee for the past two years.
He has also participated in the PPDC’s Pollinator Protection Work Groups.
Steven earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, and a Master’s Degree in Biology from Arkansas State University. While a student there, he worked as a research assistant, focusing on the effects of the Tarnished Plant Bug on cotton. He later spent two years as a research technician at the USDA Biological Control Research Unit in Stoneville, MS.
In 2014, Steven and his wife started Coy Bee Company, LLC in Wiggins, MS. Their operation breeds and sells Russian queens, Nucs, and produces honey made across the Mississippi Gulf Coast
and the Black Prairie regon.
When and Where:
Will ROGERS GARDEN EXHIBITION CENTER
3400 NW 36TH ST.
OKC, OK 73112
Evening session begins at 7pm and is hosted by the CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.
The public is welcome to attend and hear the speaker.
Registration at 8 am
Meeting starting at 9.
Pot Luck Lunch
The association is providing the meat dish. Please bring a side dish/desert/drinks/condements if possible.
Later in the afternoon an auction and door prizedrawings will be held. Again, please contribute to items for the door prizes and auction.