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Central Oregon Beekeepers Association 2014 Bee School

This year’s school will be held at Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR (off 27th & Courtney) on two separate dates: The Beginning Beekeeping class will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The Advanced Beekeeping class will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

The March 1st session will be for beginning beekeepers or for those who just want to learn about beekeeping. It will begin with a classroom lecture about bees, their colony lives & their biology. Next the class will move to several hands-on sessions on woodenware, pest management, frame building, beekeeper tools and protection, honey extraction and more.

The April 12th session will be for more advanced beekeepers and will feature Dr. Dewey M. Caron, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware and Dr. Ramesh Sagili, PhD, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. This session will explore more advanced aspects of honey bee culture, biology and hive management. There is usually adequate time for questions from both speakers.

There will be a one hour break for lunch, it is suggested that you bring a sack lunch, or you can purchase food nearby.

The total cost for both sessions is $25.00 for non-COBKA members (the cost includes a 2014 COBKA membership). If you are a current COBKA member, the cost is $5.00 for both sessions.

Pre-registration is necessary! You can register by email: beeschool@cobeekeeping.org or call 541-280-4940. Class size is limited to 50.

Central Oregon Beekeepers Association holds a monthly meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our mission is to provide public education and a forum for all of those who are interested in honey bees and the challenges of colony management in Central Oregon. Our website is: www.cobeekeeping.org

TVBA Bee School

April 7, 9 and 12 Download information registration TVBABeeSchoolRegistration2014.pdf

Advancing Sustainable Communities: People, Pollinators and Practices

The 32nd National Pesticide Forum
University Place Hotel at Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
April 11-12, 2014

This year's forum will focus on solutions to the decline of pollinators and other beneficials; strengthening organic agriculture; improving farmworker protection and agricultural justice; stopping contamination from genetically engineered crops and food labeling; and, creating healthy buildings, schools and homes. For more information and to register, go to: www.beyondpesticides.org/forum

In addition to an amazing program, we will be serving up some delicious food from Organically Grown Company, prepared by Chef Kyle Morris! Organic food and beverages will be provided forbreakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, and we will have hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine for receptions on Friday and Saturday night. All for the low registration price!

Registration: $25 for students; $45 for activists; $75 for non-members (includes a 1-year membership to Beyond Pesticides and 100% organic tote-bag); and $175 for businesses. This cost covers access to all sessions, including all organic meals, snacks, and beverages, and farm and garden tour on Friday afternoon!

Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association Bee School

Date: Saturday, April 19th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Please bring a lunch and protective bee gear if you have it—veil, suit, etc.
Weather and time permitting, we'll work with bees during and after class.

Where: Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

Cost: $35 SOBA Members • $45 Non-Members
(for non-members, this includes a membership to SOBA for the remainder of 2014)

Beeschool2014 Flyer.pdf For more info or to register online:

Portland Metro Beekeeping Association Bee Day

April 26th from 9 AM - 3:00 PM Check-in 8:30-9:00 AM
Download information andregistration form BeeDay2014.pdf

Submit future beekeeping schools to the Webkeeper for posting.


See a contact list by location of beekeepers who collect swarms of honeybees.


See a contact list of beekeepers who provide pollination services.


Download the the Farm Direct Rules PDF daoument.


Download the OSBA Membership form.


Download the Oregon Dept of Agriculture Hive Registration form.


View or download the Endowment Agreement with Oregon State University.


View instructions for donating to the OSU Endowment for the Northwest Apiculture Fund for Honey Bee Research, Extension and Education.

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