Tualatin Valley Beekeepers


TVBA is a non-profit organization that provides community, advocacy, and education for those interested in raising honey bees and supporting their presence in the environment.


Getting Involved

Meetings

TVBA members meet monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM. There is social and question time, plus a special educational presentation.  (In July we have picnic and hands-on Bee Day instead of the usual meeting. ) **No meeting in December.  Meetings held online while the Covid pandemic holds sway, in normal times meetings are at at Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains.


Membership

Annual membership in TVBA costs $20 per household and goes from January 1 through December 31.  Benefits include our monthly newsletter, access to meetings and to the Honey House, our fully-equipped honey extraction facility.

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Honey House

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The TVBA Honey House is a fabulous community asset we maintain.  Extraction equipment is available to all members, normally from mid-July through Labor Day.  We have manual extractors available to check out for short-term use year-round as well.

Signup form link is available now in Member Resources pages at this website and emailed to members.

The Asian Giant Hornet

A potential threat to honey

bee colonies in Oregon

Read more here


Upcoming events

Swarm removal

Have a swarm that you'd like removed?

Our members will capture the swarm and remove it at no cost.


Report a Swarm Here!

Ask an Expert

Have a question about bees and beekeeping that our club can't answer?  Perhaps the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program can help.   Click here for more information.

Need help in determining the presence of disease by TVBA?  Request assistance from the Beekeeper Task Force here.



MEMBER MEETINGS

August

And we look forward to seeing you at our 6pm meeting on Tuesday, August 30. We will decide about gathering in person at our Aug 11 Board meeting Board leadership is watching the data coming in around the surge in cases thanks to the new Omicron BA 5 variant and we'd like to keep us all as safe as possible.


We'll catch up with what's going on in our apiaries, and enjoy a great presentation on Queens from Bob Binnie of Blue Ridge Honey in Georgia

LINK TO JULY NEWSLETTER

TVBA MEMBERSHIP

Be sure to renew as a TVBA member for 2022 to access all your member benefits!





TVBA Field Days




Donations

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds raised go to honey bee education and research.  Thank you

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Non-Discrimination

The TVBA will not discriminate against any board member or TVBA member for admission because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The TVBA will take affirmative action to ensure that members are treated equally during participation without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 

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