SOBA Summer Bee School July 29, 2017

Watch for our next Bee School in April, 2018.

Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association

Proudly presents our 2017

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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 Association, collaborates closely with OSU, and works tirelessly as a volunteer with the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program.  /
  • Morris Ostrofsky: retired biology instructor and one of only 5 people to have been certified as a Master Beekeeper in the state of Washington.
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please bring a lunch and protective bee gear if you have it – a hat and veil, or a suit. Weather and time permitting, we’ll demonstrate testing and treating for Varroa mites in the morning after the first presentation.
Bee School

Landing Board Diagnosis/Reading Your Frames – Morris Ostrofsky

Beehive Observations— Hands On Hive Inspection

Swarm Catching—What Tools You Need to Catch Swarms – Ken Muhlestein

Mites Away or Mites Will Stay – Jan Lohman

Mellifera Mythbusters – Morris Ostrofsky

Preparing for Winter Bees in Summer – Jan Lohman

Where: Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR (map)