The board has decided that the swarm call listing is to continue as it has previously appeared and that affiliated association swarm call lists will be added, placed at the top of the page. The association links will be posted as they become available. For individuals, the 2019 swarm call listing will be open by the time you read this. It has been cleared, which means you will need to sign up again even if you registered last year and are interested in collecting from the same locations. We ask that you sign up for no more than ten locales this year. Thank you for this service to the public as well as the education you provide and your fine representation of the beekeeper community in doing so.
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.
Do you have a swarm of bees you want removed? Call an OSBA beekeeper in your area and they’ll remove the bees. Find an OSBA Beekeeper in the Swarm List Directory.