Documents

A list of documents of interest to those in the Master Beekeeper Program which have been uploaded by admin staff and instructors. Currently includes PDFs, Word Documents, Text Documents and Power Point Presentations. We hope to include photos and videos in the near future, as the content is available.

Instructions: Enter any word contained in the title or description of the document to search. Sort by Document Title and/or Description. Click on the File name to download the document. Clicking the Document Title link will take you to more detailed information about the document and allow editing of information and/or uploading a revised version of the document.

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Local Laws and Regulations Apiary Registration form Do you have over 5 colonies? Registration is required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. See the link below for more information. https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/InsectsSpiders/Pages/BeesApiaries.aspx
Resources and Information Bee friendly plants for Oregon gardens Special thanks to the Oregon State Beekeepers Association for this list of bee friendly plants for Oregon gardens.
Resources and Information Bee Stings Description of various types of reactions to bee stings.
Resources and Information Biology and control of Varroa destructor by Rosenkranz et al. 2009 An extensive literature review on the biology and control of Varroa mites.
Resources and Information Chemical Composition of Honey A nice article on the chemical composition of honey, written by David Ball of Cleveland State Univesity.
Resources and Information Equipment List for Beginning Beekeepers Prepared by Tom Chester, OMB Instructor and Field Mentor. This list details many options for equipment for the beginning beekeeper.
Local Laws and Regulations Honey labeling requirements and farm direct Oregon labeling requirements for extracted honey revised July 2018.
Resources and Information How to Measure Moisture Content when Harvesting Honey Article from Mother Earth news that describes how to use a honey refractometer to measure moisture content.
Resources and Information Judging Honey by Dewey Caron Dr. Dewey Caron describes the honey judging process.
Journey Level Documents Judging Honey by Dewey Caron Dr. Dewey Caron describes the honey judging process.
Local Laws and Regulations ODA Honey Extractor Exemption Application An application to the Oregon Department of Agriculture for exemption from licensing for Honey Extractors with 20 or fewer hives.
Resources and Information ODA Honey Processors Exemption Form <20 hives ODA application for under 20 hives for the exemption for farm direct sales.
Journey Level Documents Sanitary Guidelines for Honey Houses Oregon Dept of Agriculture; Food Safety Division offers guidelines for sanitary honey houses.
Local Laws and Regulations Sanitary Guidelines for Honey Houses Oregon Dept of Agriculture; Food Safety Division offers guidelines for sanitary honey houses.
Resources and Information Sanitary Guidelines for Honey Houses Oregon Dept of Agriculture; Food Safety Division offers guidelines for sanitary honey houses.