OBA Elections – Nominations

We are holding elections at the November meeting.

We have recently talked with a few of the current board members and nominees and they have decided they would like to decline the nomination. If you are interested please reach out to the President, the association is only as good as it’s volunteers!.

You may nominate yourself or someone else. Preferably before November so we can reach out to that member and discuss the expectations and see their willingness to serve. Currently we have the following nominations;

  • President 
  • Vice President Nathan Allan (Currently Appointed)
  • Secretary Camy Naasz
  • Treasurer David Bruun (Currently appointed President)
  • Membership Catie Holstein
  • Education Chair Gail Booth
  • Outreach Chair Steve Walker
  • Librarian Lynn Phillipi
  • Mentor Chair Brian Henn

This is a exciting time for the club. Coming out of the pandemic, getting members back on track for “Education, Training and Support” is our priority!

September Member Meeting

Murder Hornets! Did we get your attention?


Thurston County Fairgrounds

3054 Carpenter Rd SE

Lacey, WA 98503 


Monday September 12th 2022

Heritage Hall – It’s the main building to the right, as you enter the main gate.

Guest speaker:  Cassie Cichorz from Washington Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection-Pest Program for an update on the Northern (Asian) Giant Hornet. 

See their website for the latest:  https://agr.wa.gov/departments/insects-pests-and-weeds/insects/hornets/citizen-science/adopt-a-wasp

Board Meeting Agenda – August 15th, 2022 @ 6pm

Where? Swantown Inn & Spa, Ballroom, 1431 11th Ave SE Olympia

When? August 15th at 6pm

All current board members, appointees and chairs, along with any members who are interested in serving on the board are invited to this meeting. This agenda document is a live document! Let vicepresident@olympiabeekeepers.org know if you want something added or discussed.

Attend Virtually

We are going to try out Google Meet, giving members the opportunity to attend virtually. This is a test of using this system, so please be patient and kind.

Board Meeting
Monday, August 15 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cyg-ovys-opc
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 470-222-8507‬ PIN: ‪876 371 283‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/cyg-ovys-opc?pin=1247302766831


  • Review of Thurston County Fair Bee Booth
    • Was this year successful?
    • What do we need to do for next year?
    • Where are we sourcing honey from? Members? How much per pound do we offer members?
  • Plan for November Elections
    • Seek more volunteers who are willing to serve in a board position
    • List current nominees on web site
  • Plan for September meeting
  • Assess the new online membership system
    • Number of sign ups?
  • Review Outreach efforts
    • Do we need more literature?
  • Review Fall Apprenticeship Class
    • How many sign ups do we have?
    • Location for in person class?
  • Review Swarm season response
    • How many calls did we go out on?
    • Were swarm list members responsive?
    • Does club create and sell a swarm catchers kit?
      • Sign Swarm Catcher use
      • Procedure Swarm catchers follow as representatives of the association