One of our club members put together these detailed instructions on hiving a package. Thank you Milan! HIVING THE BEES Consolidated step-by-step instructions to use when picking up and “hiving” your honeybees Before you pick them up Have the hive setup in its final location. Hive orientation: Hive opening facing southeast (SE) . Hive … Read moreGood instructions on hiving a package
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Bee Availability List 2018 3/12/2018MS This is a list of bee suppliers that NWDBA is aware of for 2018. NWDBA puts this list together to help our club members find out about possible sources of bee packages, nucs, and queens. However, we make no representation that these are particularly good suppliers – it … Read moreBee Availability List for 2018
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:
Dr. Tom Seeley, Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, and Alison McAfee will be speaking at the Trifecta Beekeeping Event in Hood River, OR on May 20th, 2018. This event is sponsored by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and BG Bees. Tickets cost $95.88, or $86.95 at the Early Bird rate (Purchased before March 31st). The organizers have offered … Read moreTrifecta Beekeeping Event – Hood River, Oregon
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
This is a Randy Oliver presentation that every beekeeper should watch, especially new beekeepers who are trying to understand how they should work their hives! Remember, we have Randy Oliver coming to speak at our club event in Everett on September 9th, so you have a chance to hear him in person. I … Read moreExcellant video by Randy Oliver
We are honored to be having two PhD speakers this month coming all the way from WSU! Dr. Jennifer Han, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Plant Pathology, will be presenting her talk titled “Can Metarhizium save the honey bee?” in which she will be presenting her current research on developing hyper-virulent strains of … Read moreApril meeting talk – Fungi to help the Bees!