As we move into this new year of promise, may it be exceptional for the bees and their keepers as well as all who care for them in planting and teaching and learning.
Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Fall Conference the success that it was. None of it would have happened without the contributions of conference planners, presenters, honey judges, advertisers, vendors, auctioneers, all who donated/all who bid on items in both the silent and the banquet auctions, all who did registration and who kept the projector in operation throughout—as well as the efforts of so many others. Your work is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Many Bee Schools and Bee Days are now being planned for 2018. Check out listings at orsba.org and on regional association websites for dates, times, and updates.
In looking forward to spring, the Swarm Call List is now open for 2018. All past location entries have been deleted in order to ensure interest during the 2018 season. Log in at orsba.org to sign up for up to 12 locations. If you are not yet registered on the website and have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work it out. Please note that this is a benefit of current membership in the Oregon State Beekeepers Association. Similar to the past couple of years, names are randomized rather than listed in alphabetical order. If your situation should change at some time during the year, please also make sure to change your availability for this service to the public.