Bee Day 2022 was a great success!
Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and volunteers!

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Do you know someone who would be willing to donate a fabulous prize?

    Donations of a product, service, gift card, etc. in support of our raffle would be appreciated! Donor businesses will be recognized on our website at the following giving levels:

    Gold:  $500+ donation
    Silver:  $250+ donation
    Bronze:  $100+ donation

      All donations are tax deductible and do not need to be bee-related. Funds collected from raffle ticket sales help the PMBA with a variety of educational and practical programs throughout the year, as well as educating our community about the importance of honeybees and pollinators in our lives. A few examples are:
      •  Teaching the art and science of beekeeping to local beekeepers
      • Teaching the general public about bees at fairs and other community events
      • Booths at the Pollinator Fair and the OSU Master Gardener Fair
      • Support of the OSU Master Beekeeper program
      • Support of OSU Honeybee lab
            Bee Day FAQs
            What is Bee Day?

            The Portland Metro Beekeeping Bee Day is an opportunity for new beekeepers, or those who are thinking about beekeeping, to explore beekeeping hands-on and learn from experienced beekeepers. Attendees get to look inside real, live colonies and see how bees are handled, ask questions of honeybee experts, and form relationships that will help along the beekeeping journey. It is also the biggest fundraiser for PMBA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that exists to support research and help educate local beekeepers.

            Who can come? Do I need to already have a beehive?

            Anyone interested in bees or beekeeping is invited, even if they aren’t currently keeping bees.

            What will be I be doing at Bee Day?

            There are speakers, hive inspections in the bee yard, “ask a beekeeper,” lunch, snacks and a raffle.

            What should I wear?

            Long pants and a long sleeved shirt/jacket with a hood or hat. Also wear closed toed shoes and bring gardening or other sturdy gloves. We will have a limited amount of bee suits and veils to lend. Please do not wear any products with fragrance, as this will attract bees to you.

            Will I get stung?

            Normally honey bees won’t sting unless provoked. However, there is a possibility that you may be stung since the Bee Day takes place in a large bee yard, and there will be colonies of bees present. Therefore it is important to dress appropriately.

            What about the weather?

            It is a good idea to check the forecast and dress appropriately - we will be outside much of the day.

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