My husband and I live on 5.5 acres in Philomath, we are wanting to start a couple of hives and looking for advice, recommendations, and queens. My sister bought us a book, but I'm somebody who likes to talk to several people before jumping into something! Thank you for any and all advice or help!
I'd recommend checking out the folks at Shonnard's near you - they do bee classes, and their staff is knowledgable. There is also the Willamette Valley Beekeepers Assoc (WVBA), they meet every 3rd Wed (right now only Zoom). wvbahive.org/