WVBA Mission

The Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association (WVBA), a nonprofit organization, is a diverse group of beekeepers who are focused on education in the art of beekeeping. WVBA prides itself in providing educational opportunities for beekeepers and non-beekeepers. Youth are encouraged to attend Bee School and become involved in bees and beekeeping. We are actively working to protect the future of beekeeping.

Monthly Group Meetings

Join us on the fourth Monday of the month from 7-9pm at Chemeketa Community College – Building 8, Room 201. All our meetings are open to the public and we encourage everyone interested in bees to attend.

WVBA Leaders

President:  Richard Farrier
Vice President: Mona Kanner
Treasurer: Laura Evans
Secretary: Shelly Gowell
Librarian: Erma Hamilton
Equipment Steward: Rich Farrier
Refreshments: Terry Holm
Nominating Committee: Steven Coffman


The Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association is a regional association of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association (OSBA). The OSBA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of honey bee health in Oregon and beyond.