We focused 2018 on several projects we believe will have lasting positive ramifications. While our website, FB pages , and Instagram have international scope, our projects—like bees in their colonies—are focused close to home territory. In this year, we are proud to say:
- We updated Camas City Bee Code! Hobby keepers may now keep their bees in any hive style, including skeps and logs. Citizens are not allowed to destroy bee nests, but must have them gently removed and rehomed if necessary. And it is unlawful for keepers to import bees from out of the area and by mail.
- We have moved ever-closer to get Camas declared a member of Bee City USA. This should be in place by 2019. Bee City USA is a national certification program in which cities declare themselves friends of pollinators, and create events, projects, and educational offerings that advance the well being of pollinators in their city limits.
- Our BeeHaven habitat program has enabled us to place 10 bee-friendly hives up on private and public lands. You can read more about this project HERE.
- We brought PBC to numerous fairs and events, enabling us to share bee advice and wisdom with the public.