General Meetings are held at 7:30PM the first Monday of each month and are open to exisiting and prospective members.
BEGINNING BEEKEEPING CLASSES
The PCBA offers “Introduction to Beekeeping” classes to all its members. Classes are held year-round on the first Monday of the month and you are welcome to start at any time. We follow the OSU Master Beekeeping program and utilize The Beekeepers Handbook. In addition to classroom training, you will also have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience with expert beekeepers in our Apiary from March – October. Apiary Days are held on the third Saturday of the month, at 12:00 p.m and are weather dependent.
Apiary Days are held on the third Saturday of the month, at 12:00PM. Bring your bee gear and your questions as we inspect our education Apiary on the south side of the campus. If weather doesn’t permit inspections we will update the website the morning of. Make sure to check the website before heading out!
OSU MASTER BEEKEEPING CLASSES
PCBA has partnered with OSU for their Master Beekeeping Program and are excited to invite members to join the Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master programs. There are several ways to participate. Our PCBA program locally supports OMB participants with in-house lectures and hands on beekeeping in our Apiary on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. starting in January 2020. We meet on the WSU campus in the WOSSA building. It is past the Almendinger Center on the very south end of the campus. It is the only salmon colored building (#1045). If you can’t make the meetings you can still participate in the OSU/OMB online recorded sessions to meet your first year requirements.
Please visit the OMB webpage for additional information or to sign up. https://mb.extension.oregonstate.edu/