Mission Statement

Portland Urban Beekeepers is a non-profit organization of beekeepers that provides community, advocacy, and education for those interested in raising honey bees and supporting their presence in the environment.

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

Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 9:00pm, currently using Zoom. Meeting dates and times can be found on the PUB Calendar. Meeting invites will be sent out to members via email a week before the meeting. Additionally, a link to the meeting can be found below.

Our meetings are open to members and non-members alike. We invite everyone to join our club and help us support the bees and beekeepers of the Portland area.

Meetings usually include: Pollen and nectar report, announcements and reports on local events or activities, Q&A sessions, and guest speakers on bee related topics such as: swarms, new beekeepers, disease prevention methods, general health of bees, types of hives, and preparing the colony for different seasons.

Want to join the next Zoom meeting? Come back here Wednesday January 4th at 7pm!  Click over here —->  JOIN the meeting.  

NOTE: OUR NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE IN PERSON, ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 7:30 AT REEDWOOD FRIENDS CHURCH, 2901 SE STEELE STREET, PORTLAND, OR 97202

OUR DECEMBER MEETING WILL BE AN IN-PERSON HONEY TASTING! That’s right, we’re bringing it back for one night only! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 7:00pm at Reedwood Friends Church. Bring a sample of your honey and be prepared to win some prizes! If you’d like to bring a honey entry, please arrive at 6:50 so we can get you checked in.

Did you miss the great talk we had at our October meeting with our guest from the Xerces Society??

 Click HERE to watch the recording! Passcode: +LjAad=4

Annual Membership

Individual – $25
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Still thinking about it but want to join our mailing list?

Membership includes but is not limited to:

  • Use of group purchased equipment
  • Swarm list registration
  • Participation in group meeting raffles
  • Free ads in PUB Classifieds
  • Special group activities, events
  • Access to club library
  • Being a member of a great community of beekeepers in the Portland area

AFB/EFB Task Force

Portland and surrounding areas have recently seen cases of American Foulbrood (AFB) and European Foulbrood (EFB). In light of this, PUB created a specially trained task force that will come to your hives, perform an inspection, and conduct a field test if indicated. If your colonies are failing to thrive, have an odd odor or poor brood pattern, please click on this AFB/EFB survey and complete the form. Based on your ZIP code, a PUB inspector will come out and inspect your hive. If we use one or both of the field tests, we would ask for a donation to cover the cost of the test, which is $15 for one, or $30 for both tests. We will also leave the beekeeper with an AFB/EFB fact sheet. There are no laws in Oregon that stipulate reporting or specific remedies. This is strictly an educational endeavor. PUB has purchased the AFB/EFB field test kits in bulk, so if you do not want an inspection, but you want to purchase a field test, we can provide those for your use.