We have a sure sign of spring now as bee classes and bee schools blossom around the region. You can check out additional details about listings below as well as about other events at: https://orsba.org/osbaevents/. In addition, OSBA members can sign up for swarm calls if you’ve not already done so. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in bee removal, also.
February 25 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm): Central Oregon Beekeepers Bee School. Information: email@example.com; 541.420.0423.
February 25 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm): Linn-Benton Beekeepers Bee School. Information: 541.929.3524; firstname.lastname@example.org
February 27 (7:00 pm): Ross Conrad, author of Natural Beekeeping. Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association February meeting. Chemeketa Community College, Building 6, Auditorium.
March 4 (8:45 am–5 pm). Lane County Beekeepers Bee School. Pre-registration is required. Class size will be limited. Information: email@example.com; 541.344.4228.
March 4 (9 am–1 pm): Klamath Falls Beginning Beekeeping Class. KBREC Extension Office, 6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls. Information: 541.591.8995; www.klamathbeekeepers.org/Beekeeping_Classes/index.html
March 4 (9 am–5 pm): Third Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference: The Plight of our Pollinators. Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Albany OR. Information: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/beevent.
March 11 (9:00 am–4:00 pm): Astoria Bee School. Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall, Room 219. $25 per person/$35 for people arriving together. Bring a sack lunch.
March 14 (7:00–9:00 pm), 16 (7:00–9:00 pm), 18 (8:00 am–noon), and June 3: Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association Bee School. Information: http://tvba.weebly.com/about.html.
April 1: Tillamook County Beekeepers Bee Day. Grange Hall, next to fairgrounds.
April 8: Beekeeping 101. Columbia Gorge Community College. The Dalles. Information: 541.506.6011.
April 15: Beekeeping 101. Columbia Gorge Community College. The Dalles. Information: 541.506.6011.
April 15: Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association Spring Bee School. Information: www.southernoregonbeekeepers.org/news-and-events/soba-beginning-beekeeper-class.
April 22 (9:30 am–4:00 pm): Michael Bush, The Practical Beekeeper. 1785 Meyer Pkwy, Hood River. Information: http://bg-bees.com/michael-bush.
April 22: Portland Metro Beekeepers Bee Day. Foothills Honey Company, Colton. Information: portlandmetro.org.
April 29–30: Oregon Ag-Fest. Information: http://oragfest.com.