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.