|FIELD DAY will be held Saturday, June 25, 1:00pm-3:00pm |
There will be no regular monthly meeting in June.
NOTE: The Field Day attendance is limited to 2022 paid LBBA members, as there will be limited room. To reserve your place, send your name and contact information (email, phone) to Everett Kaser.
Location: Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, 844 SW 35th St, Corvallis
Parking: Across the street at 850 SW 35th St
Check in: Signature of OSU liability waiver required
Things to bring:
-Bee veil and other preferred protection
Eat lunch before you come.
There will be a keynote talk by Elle Chapkin. We’ll be taking a tour of various hive types and break into small groups and open some hives, and there will be question & answer adventures.
Once you’ve signed-up, you’ll receive further information via email as we get closer to the event. Hope to see you there!
We are sorry to inform everyone that our very own Fred Mann passed away this past Saturday, February 9th from complications from cancer.
Fred was always the first to volunteer to help out with events and helping other beekeepers. Besides being a board member of the LBBA, he helped out at our booth at the Farmers Markets, the BEEvent in Albany and LBBA Field Day.
In addition to helping out the LBBA, he was involved with the Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association and OSBA. He loved helping out building props and setting up the state fair booth.
He will be greatly missed.
- SO very SAD. Fred was one of the most unforgettable persons I have ever know – may the bees carry you to your just rewards overflowing with honey and sweetness from the bees. We will miss you. Rest in Paz Fred
- I always looked forward to working the fair with him. He was a great man.
- Fred was such a friendly person – he always made me and anybody new feel welcomed.
- I’m heartbroken.
- Not only the friendliest, but also willing to help out with most anything involving beekeeping. He could always be counted on to go after the swarms no one else was interested in, no matter the time of year or the difficulty of removal. Who else is/was more of an expert at removing swarms from hollowed trees, in chimneys, on top of roofs, from inside walls with bees that were there for maybe 50 years or more, etc? I will miss him, a lot, as he was always happy to help out– no matter what. No lip, no “I am too busy,” no “it is the wrong time of the year,” no “it is too difficult,” and no “there are not enough bees or honey to make it worthwhile.” An absolute pleasure to work with.