The 2014 OSBA Conference saw jars and jars of beautiful honey. Congratuations to all of our talented beekeepers who entered and placed in the honey show!
The 2014 Oregon State Fair has come and gone. I would like to thank the members of the Fair and Events Committee for their untiring work throughout the year to make the booth and its contents a reality. I would like to personally thank all the volunteers listed for the unselfish donation of their time and knowledge which clearly defined our presence.
There's been a lot of discussion by beekeepers and some discussion by media around the late-spring colony loss in Clackamas County. Get Dr. Dewey Caron's take on the late-spring colony loss that occurred in Sandy/Estacada area of Clackamas County.
In mid-June there was a sudden loss of adult bees in several different apiaries in the Sandy/Estacada area of Clackamas County. In one instance the bees were in a top bar hive, in another a Warré hive and in the other two, bees were in Langstroth hives established on foundation from packages, and/or nuc purchases from different suppliers. The top bar hive was the only hive at the beekeepers residence but in the other 3 instances other hives in the same location did not have similar losses and in fact were doing OK.
Emergency exemption for use of HopGuard II
The EPA has approved our request to amend the FIFRA Section 18 emergency exemption for use of hop beta acids to control Varroa mites in honey bee colonies during 2014 in Oregon. This amendment authorizes use of the new HopGuard formulation, HopGuard II, manufactured by BetaTec Hop Products.
- EPA Approval Letter
- Oregon Section 18 use directions label for HopGuard II (The label must be in possession of the user at the time of application.)
How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides
See a contact list by location of beekeepers who collect swarms of honeybees.
See a contact list of beekeepers who provide pollination services.
Download the Farm Direct Rules PDF document.
Download the OSBA Membership form.
Download the Oregon Dept of Agriculture Hive Registration form.
View or download the Endowment Agreement with Oregon State University.
View instructions for donating to the OSU Endowment for the Northwest Apiculture Fund for Honey Bee Research, Extension and Education.
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