Our program focuses on honey bee health, nutrition, and pollination with a goal of servicing commercial beekeepers, backyard beekeepers, producers, and all citizens that are interested in bees.
The Oregon Master Beekeeper Program represents a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the Oregon State Beekeepers Association to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and the integrity of the practice of beekeeping throughout the region.
The primary objectives of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program are to:
The presence of Asian Giant Hornets (AGH) has recently been reported in Washington and Canada. They are a serious pest in Asia, and have the potential to become a serious pest in the United States. Vigilance and monitoring can help AGH...
“Here’s a species that spends a big part of its life as a vulnerable queen,” said Andony Melathopoulos of Oregon State University. Bumblebees have “this really fascinating solitary phase.”
The Food and Drug Administration’s new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) came in to effect on January 1, 2017, which means that beekeepers must obtain a prescription or VFD from a licensed ...
Protecting bees from pesticides just got easier with the release by Oregon State University of a smartphone app that farmers and beekeepers can use to consult a publication.
There is a possibility of high mite populations in colonies this year due to an unusually long bee season.