Latest News

  • Association meeting minutes – November 13, 2023
    18 people in attendance; 16 in person, 2 online Welcome new members!
  • Association meeting minutes – October 9, 2023
    12 people in attendance; 9 in person, 3 online Welcome new members! Officer reports: Presentation from Kay Crawford, Bee Inspired Garden, on gardening for pollinators
  • Member Spotlight – Camy N.
    OBA Secretary OBA Member – 4 years A fun fact or quote: Our beekeeping motto is “Make more bees!” Q: How long have you been a Beekeeper? A:  We took a beekeeping apprenticeship course through OBA and became a member after that. We’ve been members for about four years.  Q: Describe why you became a (more…)
  • Association meeting minutes – Sept 11, 2023
    23 people in attendance; 19 in person, 4 online Welcome new members! Updates from the Board Speaker: Ernie Schmidt – Master Beekeeper Ernie believes the most important thing about being a beekeeper is keeping bees alive. Even though he is a Washington State Certified Beekeeper and well versed in conventional beekeeping, but he is not (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.

Mentorship Program.

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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