About SOBA

Next MeetingMonday August 7 at 6:30 PM at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Rd., Central Point. OR (map). Meetings are open to the public. The meeting begins with a hive inspection demonstration, weather permitting.

Southern Oregon Beekeepers examining a hive
The Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association (SOBA) is a member based organization of hobbyist, sideliner, and commercial beekeepers and other individuals interested in the promotion and preservation of honey bees and beekeeping in southern Oregon. Our mission is to provide our membership with a forum for sharing knowledge and mutual interest in beekeeping, and to educate and promote the benefits of beekeeping to our community.

SOBA is a regional branch of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association supporting beekeepers in southern Oregon, including Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Central Point, Jacksonville, and the Applegate valley.

SOBA meets at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month at

Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Rd.
Central Point. OR 97502 (map)


President: John Jacob

Vice President: Risa Halpin

Secretary: Ellen Wright

Treasurer: Cheryl Housden

OSBA Regional Representative: Sarah Red-Laird

OSU Liason: Rick Hilton