Oregon State Beekeepers Association

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Beekeeping 101


These topics have been chosen because they stem from the most frequently asked questions about beginning beekeeping.   The information has been freely adapted from the Beginner's Notebook provided to participants of the Eastern Apicultural Society's  (EAS), Year of the Hive meeting in 1995 by Dr. James E. Tew and colleagues at The Ohio State University's Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Wooster, Ohio.


Types of Beehives
Finding Additional Information
Plastic Equipment
Moving Bees
The Model Bee Yard
Comb Honey
Removing Bees From Supers in Order to Extract Honey
Pollination
Extracting The Crop - Nature's Sweet Mess
Seldom Used Equipment
Building Your Own Beekeeping Woodenware
Protective Coatings For The Hive
Making Splits
Installing Packages
Installing Queens
Smoking Bees
Working a Swarm
Wearing Protective Equipment
Testing For Hygienic Behavior
Selecting Queens
Rearing Queens
SWARM COLLECTION

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

POLLINATION SERVICES

See a contact list of beekeepers who provide pollination services.

FARM DIRECT MARKETING RULES

Download the the Farm Direct Rules PDF daoument.

BECOME A MEMBER

Download the OSBA Membership form.

HIVE REGISTRATION

Download the Oregon Dept of Agriculture Hive Registration form.

ENDOWMENT AGREEMENT

View or download the Endowment Agreement with Oregon State University.

DONATE TO THE ENDOWMENT

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

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