Residential Beekeeping–A New Law and Recommended Practices

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 A new law, House Bill 2653 (2015) , Oregon Revised Statue ORS 602.03 and 602.045 mandates the preparation and distribution of residential beekeeping “Best Practices…” by and from Oregon State University (OSU). Beekeepers will be trained on those practices and local governments will …

American Foulbrood & European Foulbrood

Charlie Vanden Heuvel WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 American foulbrood (AFB) is a fatal bacterial disease of honey bee brood caused by the spore forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. It is not a stress related disease and can infect the strongest to the weakest colony in an apiary. Infected …

About Columbia Gorge Beekeepers

The Columbia Gorge Beekeepers Association (CGBA) is a non-profit organization serving communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge, on both the Oregon and Washington sides of the river. We strive and encourage others in mentoring beekeepers, engaging in partnerships with like-minded organizations, and helping to build bridges of understanding …

Charlie Vanden Heuvel – Varroa Destructor Mite

WHEN – Wednesday, April 18th, 6:15 PM, WHERE – OSU Agricultural Extension, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River, OR The Varroa mite has spread to and become a major pest of honey bees since their introduction into Florida in the mid 1980’s. Not only has the pest be …