Updates

The Olympia Beekeepers Association Information

The Olympia Beekeepers Association congratulates Ernie Schmidt and Tim Weible who received their Master Beekeepers certification on December 29, 2018 from the Washington Master Beekeepers. They also have been voted to the board of the Washington Master Beekeepers and are the only Certified Master Beekeepers in the Olympia Beekeepers Association. We hope to see you at the February 11, 2019…

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Observation Hive (OH) Connections

The OBA Observation Hives (OH) can hold two Langstroth frames in a secured glass case. Primarily used at club events as a conversation starter and educational tool, it is also available to club members looking to connect others to bee culture.  The summer fairs are a high impact for OBA outreach.  During the fair days (Thurston Co. 8/2-8/6, Grays Harbor…

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Projects, Updates

Capitol Honey Bee Project Update

In spring of 2016, two honey bee hives were installed on the grounds of the Governor’s mansion in Olympia. Both hives began collecting pollen and nectar from local blossoms, carrying it back to their new “homes.” As the Olympia Beekeepers Association project team continued to check on their progress, one of the hives demonstrated signs of a problem with its…

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Do you get the Beeline Newsletter?

The association publishes a monthly newsletter to provide members and guests with current information about our meetings, beekeeping fundamentals, issues of special interest and other related information. We are swapping over to a new system to send them (MailChimp). Starting with the Membership Chair’s master list. there is no harm in trying to add your email address because if you are…

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OBA Email Management

The Association is currently upgrading its email software/service. This will allow us to better serve and distribute the Beeline and other notices to members. You may get an automated message to “Subscribe” or for a “Subscription” to this service (powered by MailChimp). Please accept this request. (an example is pictured)