Bulk Jar Order

The 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 on the number of jars you order. This is the one variable we cannot tell you before the order is placed.

If you are interested, and by this I mean you are committed to paying for the jars you request plus the portion of shipping, please fill out this Google Form.

We will close the order window a week after the May Member Meeting.

Last Minute Super NUC Offer

Andy 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 had this year he is behind in making splits and he has a surplus of hives, and he wants to sell them. What he is selling will be a 10-frame hive with an overwintered queen ready for a second deep. He is offering these bees for $200.00 each and they will be arriving this weekend. Getting a 10-frame hive instead of a nuc will give you an even better chance for larger honey yield. Supplies will be somewhat limited. If anyone is interested, please feel free to contact me at 253-683-0789. “

Board Meeting – Second Quarter 2023

The Board is formalizing regular board meetings. We held our first quarter, goal setting board meeting in January. You can read the minutes for this here. we have decided to make sure we are holding these meetings quarterly. All members are welcome at these meetings, but they are designed to keep the association functioning and allow the board to discuss items that need attention.

When? Saturday, April 1st @ 11am.

Where? Swantown Inn, Grand Victorian Ballroom.

Zoom? https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86875245498?pwd=UytSbmZkMlA5YjRRVUNzOTZ5dTNHZz09


  • Approval of January Board Meeting minutes.
  • Refresher on the goals that were set from this meeting (Camy).
  • Bee Faire evaluation.
  • Membership, update from Catie.
  • Outreach
    • Ocean Shores Library
    • Yelm Pollinator Fair
  • Purchase of Honey (Nathan)
    • Purchase of bottles for purchased honey.
    • Allowance for members to add to a group purchase.
  • Newsletter update by Paul.
  • Club membership in State Organizations?
    • Membership were keen to support WASBA. Cost is $1 per member. Formalize?
      • Allows for us to submit for club of the year.
    • Should we do likewise for Washington State Master Beekeepers? If so cost?
  • New Business?