The Northwest District Beekeepers Association is proud to offer Western Washington beekeepers an educational and exciting conference on Sept. 21, 2019. Tickets for NWDBA members are $20.00 and $30.00 for non-members. The conference will take place at the Snohomish PUD Auditorium. There is limited seating at the venue (~300 guests) and we expect to sell … Read more2019 NWDBA Beekeepers Conference Announcement.
Bee Availability List 2019 UPDATED: 1/28/2019 This is a list of bee suppliers that NWDBA is aware of for 2019. NWDBA puts this list together to help our club members find out about possible sources of bee … Read moreBee Availability List for 2019
Winter is fast approaching here in Western WA and with so much moisture in the air, it is time to stop feeding your bees liquid sugar syrup and move to sugar blocks. With this winter sugar block recipe, your honeybees will not only have the necessary carbohydrates needed to survive the winter, but they will … Read moreWinter Sugar Block Recipe
In case you missed it, Ken Reid gave an excellent talk on Swarm Prevention. He has graciously allowed us to share his slides online here:
A report from Kevin Sander on his experiences with beekeeping in Paraguary:
House Bill 2640 has been scheduled for a hearing on January 31st. This is the bill that would help beekeepers by protecting them from liability issues as long as they follow best practices. I strongly urge people to follow the instructions in the message that I have linked to from WASBA bout this issue and … Read moreUpdate on important legislative action
A message from WASBA legislative chair Tim Hiatt, email@example.com View this email in your browser Beekeeper Liability Protection: Call to Action Our beekeeper liability protection bill, HB 2640, has been assigned to the House Judiciary committee for a public hearing. It hasn’t yet been scheduled, and time is running out! Please call and email: Chair … Read moreImportant Legislative Action from WASBA
This is a scientific paper that recently came out with a potentially novel new treatment for varroa. This is very early phase research, but it definitely has some potential. The paper isn’t an easy read for a non-scientist, but I wanted people to be aware of it.
I highly recommend taking the time to watch this presentation by a Canadian beekeeper. We are in the process of arranging for Eric to come down to speak at our meeting a bit later in the year:
It’s been a long time since I posted to the blog and I just got back from a week away from my hives and wow! What a difference! I got hammered by losses this winter and so I started off this season with 2 overwintered hives (1 very weak, 1 ok) and 6 “nucs”. I … Read moreThis years honey crop