2015 Bee School in Bend, Oregon


Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 for beginner students

Location:Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR Google Map

Time: 9 am to 4 pm with breaks, please bring sack lunch or purchase at shops nearby
Format: Classroom lecture, hands-on sessions (30 min per session)
Cost: $5 for members; $25 for non-members, non-member price includes 1 year family membership to club

Registration: Class size is limited to 50 students.

Pre-Registration: email us "beeschool -at- cobeekeeping.org" to reserve a seat.



  • Beginner Class
  • Hands-on small group sessions
  • Explore honey bee culture through:
    • applied honey bee biology
    • anticipation not reaction
    • honey bee colony management
  • Includes membership to Central Oregon Beekeeping Association




Past Bee Schools





Powerpoint slides
Hive inspection sheet
Dr. Dewey Caron's lecture handout
Outline for Opening Hive

Links to sites mentioned in class

BeeTight software for smart phone
HiveTracks software


leafWe are a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honey bee and its workings. Our members range from full-time beekeepers and pollinators with hundreds of hives to hobbyists involved in backyard beekeeping. Some members do not even keep bees, but are fascinated by the six legs and four wings of Apis mellifera.

Club benefits include

  • Monthly educational meetings
  • Beginner and experienced
    beekeepers sharing and
    learning together
  • Loaner honey extraction
  • $20 family annual dues



About us:

The mission of The Central Oregon Beekeeping Association (COBKA) is to promote effective, economic and successful local beekeeping through education, collaboration, communication and research in the spirit of friendship.