About Us

Our goal is to help assist anyone who’s made the choice to love bees, (regardless of the hive of choice), to learn and share experience with generally accepted standards, and to help promote the overall health and diversity of bees in our unique Northwest climate.

PUB is an official chapter of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association.


Monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Calaroga Terrace Retirement Community in the Terrace Auditorium – 1400 NE Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Our meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

Meetings usually include: Introductions of new members and guests, reports on completed events or activities, review the calendar of upcoming events, Q&A sessions, and guest speakers on bee related topics such as; swarms, new beekeepers, disease prevention methods (including natural prevention), general health of bees, types of hives, and preparing the colony for different seasons.


Membership dues are annual starting in June.
   Individual - $18 / Family - $30
Dues are prorated January - April
   Individual - $12 / Family - $18

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Membership includes but is not limited to:

  • Use of group purchased equipment
  • Voting rights for group use of funds and other decisions
  • Participation in group meeting raffles
  • Reduced cost access to disease diagnosis for personal bee colonies
  • Special group activities, events
  • Access to club library
  • Being a member of a great community of beekeepers in the Portland area.


President: Timothy Wessels
Vice-President: Bill Catherall
Communicator: Michael Carlson
Secretary: Janet Shea-Tangeman
Treasurer: Keith Gilman
Librarian: Lauren Smith
Education & Events: Linda Zahl
Director at Large: Seth Lee