The OSBA will have a booth at the Oregon State Fair this year. The fair runs from August 25 through September 4. This is a great opportunity to promote the importance of beekeeping and pollinator health to the general public, and we could use your help. Ideally, we will have members from our Oregon chapters hosting the booth each day. Signup for four-hour shifts is now available. In addition, we will have a honey show with Judge Marjorie Ehry. Consider entering your honey or other products of the hive! The theme this year is The Colors of Fun.
We will also need observation hives to display on a rotational basis. If you have construction or exhibit experience, we could use your assistance to set up our exhibit in the 10-foot by 40-foot booth on August 24, and tear down the exhibit on September 5. We need people of all levels of experience to interact with the public on fair days. And if you know the ins and outs of observation hives, you can be part of a critical role to manage that important component of the exhibit. Volunteers get a free pass to the fair for the day, free parking, and the opportunity to promote bees and beekeeping to the public.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Yvonne Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.