We had great weather, raffle prizes and speakers.  Thanks to Ellen Topitzhofer and Joe Maresh for sharing their beekeeping knowledge. We even had a couple of swarms to collect! (Special order). 


We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm except in August (we have a picnic) and December (we have a party).  We are now doing hybrid meetings so you can choose to come in person or participate via Zoom.  We meet at our new location, Creator Lutheran Church, 13250 SE Sunnyside Rd in Clackamas. Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Members can find recordings of past meetings under the Member Pages tab.

Zoom meeting link here

Membership Application

PMBA at the Oregon Zoo 

And the Master Gardener Fair

Dead OUT or Disease?

If you have a colony that you think may have a disease or has died out, we have trained club members who are willing to help you sort it out. Contact us here

Upcoming events

PMBA Club Updates

June 13th: Allen Smith-Pardo

 from the USDA will be speaking about hornets in the USA. Click here for supplemental materials on hornet diversity and robbing screens.

Club Apiary

 Join us at the PMBA "Sweet Ass Learning Apiary" at the Oregon Donkey Sanctuary to get hands-on experience with honeybees. The program is designed for beginning to intermediate beekeepers to learn about hive management strategies for the month. This is a casual, loosely structured gathering intended to provide a learning experience in a relaxed setting. Dates for 2024 are:

June 22

July 6

August 31

September 21 

October 19

Click on the dates above to register and get more details!  Registration opens up 2 weeks prior to each event and spaces are limited. 

CLUB Extractor

 We now have a new 6 frame motorized extractor as well as a 3 frame hand crank extractor for check out.  We also have an uncapping tube, filters, heated uncapping knives and more.  This is for members only and is available from mid June through September.  Learn more about it HERE


There are so many great reasons to join PMBA, including:

  • Steep discounts on equipment and nucleus colonies (nucs) through our online store
  • Sign up for PMBA's swarm hotline
  • Free use of the club's honey extraction equipment
  • And more

sign up today!

2024 PNW Honey Bee Survey

Click here to read PMBA's results

Report a swarm in the Portland Metro area! Click the button above for more information.

Pollinator Paradise

The Pollinator plates are here! You can go to the DMV and get yours today!   Your dollars go to support OSU Bee Research.  


We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all funds raised go to honey bee education and research. Donate here!

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