The Olympia Beekeepers Association
The Olympia Beekeepers Association (OBA) are a non-profit organization that provides education, training, and support for beekeepers in Thurston and surrounding counties. Please consider becoming a member, as there as an array of member benefits.
For the Public and Members
- I want to be a Beekeeper
- Report a Swarm
- Beekeeping Vendors
- Monthly Meetings
- Beeline – Our Newsletter
Association Members are often available for events and education.
Resources for Members
- Ordering Bees
- Industry Speakers
Membership includes entire household.
- Association meeting minutes – May 8, 202329 people in attendance; 24 in person, 5 online Officer reports Presentation from Dave Muehleisen on Varroa Mites.
- Member Spotlight – Bryan HennOBA Mentorship Representative OBA Member – 3 years Fun fact – Washington is home to at least 600 species of native bees! Q: How long have you been a Beekeeper? A: 5 years Q: Describe why you became a Beekeeper and your overall beekeeping strategy. A: I wanted a hobby and beekeeping was something to (more…)
- Bulk Jar OrderThe OBA is going to make a bulk jar order. This is for jars for packaging the honey we will sell at the Thurston County Fair and other outreach events. We are giving members the ability to add to this order, thus helping us get lower bulk pricing. Shipping will be split between orders based (more…)
- Last Minute Super NUC OfferAndy Matelich has a last minute deal on 10 frame deep “NUCs”. Pickup is in the Olympia area; “Many of you know me from the Olympia club. If anyone still wants bees, I was able to contact a friend of mine in California who has a small commercial operation. With the wet spring they have (more…)
Swarm Season starts in April
Call the Olympia Beekeepers Association SWARM Coordinator at 360.491.4968 and we will coordinate finding a member who can respond to help you. It is important to have the following information;
- Location: Address
- Height from ground
- Telephone contact number
- Access to the swarm
- Any other pertinent information you can provide
Association Members can request to be on the Swarm Catchers List, administered by the Swarm Coordinator. Simply indicate in your member profile that you would like to catch swarms.
Bryan Henn our new Mentorship Chair has modernized the program, creating easy to use online forms. If you are a member and require a Mentor, or you would like to become a Mentor, please check out the Mentorship section.
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Current Paid Members can log in here or the top right of the page. This will give you access to the Members Only section. Need help? Call the hotline on 360-515-7274, and select option 5. You will be given instructions and if none of those work you can leave a message and we will call you back to help.