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 when it comes to matters related to pollinators and sustainable practices.
We’re also a branch of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association (OSBA), which provides educational opportunities and resources to beekeepers throughout Oregon.
Within the Gorge Region, CGBA supports the Hood River Extension Service, 4-H, Master Gardeners and Oregon Master Beekeepers Programs. Members venture into the Regions public schools in an effort to share the fascination of bees.
We also endeavor to support the Western Apicultural Society, Oregon Master Beekeeper Program, Oregon State Beekeepers Association, Oregon State University Bee Lab, and Oregon State University Pollinator Health.
We exist for the purpose of supporting existing beekeepers in both the art and science of beekeeping. We’re equally committed to raising awareness of the importance of bees and promoting pollinator-friendly practices throughout the communities where we live and work.
Please explore our site, and be in touch with us if you’re an existing beekeeper, want to become a beekeeper, or interested in partnering with us in our efforts to create pollinator-friendly communities.