News and Events

SOBA Summer Bee School July 29, 2017

Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association Proudly presents our 2017  Summer Bee School July 29, 2017 Presentations and hands-on demonstrations featuring: Jan Lohman:  Oregon Master Beekeeper instructor, mentor, and committee member. Jan Lohman and partner Vince Vazza run over 2000 colonies based in Hermiston. Jan  is very active in the Oregon State Beekeepers […]

4th Annual Beekeepers Ball – Nov 14th

The Beekeepers Ball is a fundraiser for the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a world-wide presence on a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. This is an event for the whole community to celebrate honey, the work of our bees, and our beekeepers! […]

Oregon Honey Festival October 17

  Come taste honey varietals at the 2015 Oregon Honey Festival! Listen to LIVE Music! Meet Beekeepers and manufacturers of Bee Ware. Kids will enjoy face painting and play activities with Farmer Natalie as well as exhibits and tastings for kids with Beekeepers, Katharina and Paul. Oregon Honey Festival Flyer […]

Local Honey for Sale

If you are a current member of SOBA and would like to advertise honey, beeswax, or other hive products here, please contact us with your information. Honey The BeeGirl organization keeps bees and sells honey. Every dollar you spend of the purchase of our honey goes directly to honey bee conservation […]

Beekeeping is allowed in the city of Medford!

On April 16, the Medford City Council voted to approve the amendments to the Land Development Code that would provide for beekeeping within the city limits, although the 4 to 3 vote in favor necessitated a second reading of the amendments before approval. There were several SOBA members in attendance at the City […]

Saving America’s Pollinators Act Reintroduced

Contributed by Dewey Caron Representative Earl Blumenauer, OR 3rd district (Portland east through Cascade foothills) and MI Representative John Conyers have reintroducted Saving America’s Pollinators Act. The legislation requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take swift action to prevent mass bee die-offs and protect the health […]

Shastina Millwork’s Revolution Hive Box

We are fortunate to have a national premier hive component manufacturer, Shastina Millwork in the Rogue Valley. Shastina specializes in custom hobbyist and commercial woodenware including boxes, frames, tops, bottoms, essentials, and clothing (basically, everything except bees), Shastina introduced the Revolution Box a few years ago – an improved hive […]