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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 are in person at at Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains and virtual online via Zoom.


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

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.





TVBA Field Days




2024 Bee School Link to Register

Save the dates: March 18, 19, and 21

Classes will be online in the evenings.

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




MEMBER MEETINGS

Our next HYBRID Meeting will be at 6pm at Jessie Mays Hall in North Plains at 6pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. 


We'll enjoy a presentation from Judy Scher on Early Spring Management.

Judy Scher has been an urban beekeeper in Eugene, Oregon, for 19 years. She is a past president of Lane County Beekeepers Association and worked on the Oregon Master Beekeeper planning committee.

And we'll catch up with what's going on in our apiaries.

LINK TO FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER


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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