All skill levels are welcome. This event also qualifies for Service Points if you are in the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. In addition to general information about bees and beekeeping, the booth will feature a coloring station for kids and an observation hive.
You can volunteer to staff the OSBA booth at the Oregon State Fair in two ways: (1) with the rest of your bee club on the day assigned or (2) as part of a team of 4 people for a single shift. Either way you get free admission to the fair and free parking on the day(s) you volunteer!
The fair runs from August 25th through September 4th. The time is 10:00 am to 10:00 pm most days. (August 25-26 and September 1-3, 10 am-11 pm. August 27-31 and September 4, 10 am-10 pm). Our booth will be in Columbia Hall. Each day is divided into three 4-hour shifts: 10 am-2 pm, 2 pm-6 pm, and 6 pm-10/11 pm. Each shift will have a Team Captain. Club members who wish to volunteer as a group can claim a day and register a Team Captain for each shift. The club president (or other person designated) will receive updates and further instructions from the event coordinator, Yvonne Shaw.
If you wish to volunteer on more than one day, or on a day that is different from you club day, you can. Simply gather 2 or 3 like-minded friends, designate a team captain and go online to sign up for a shift. Or if you want to be assigned to a team, simply contact Yvonne Shaw at email@example.com .
To sign up, scroll to the date and time of interest below or go here. Thank you!