I’ve been kind of sparse about posting to the blog lately, but I felt that my most recent mite treatment and its result warranted a post. We had a great speaker, Dr. Evan Sugden, come and speak to our club last week about varroa mites, their life cycle, and how we need to deal with … Read moreTREAT YOUR MITES NOW!!!!!!!!!
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Here is the handout from Everett Chu’s talk on June 14, 2016: You can find Everett and Azusa Farm and Gardens on Facebook and on the web: https://www.facebook.com/Azusa-Farm-Gardens-120146281394397 http://www.azusafarm.com
There looks to be good and free beekeeping information available through the Ohio State University Bee Lab. Please visit their site at:https://u.osu.edu/beelab/courses/
Here is a nice article about one of our club members in a local paper: https://issuu.com/likemedia/docs/edmondslivinglocaljune2016/c/smdsmwo
One of our past club speakers, Dr. Ramesh Sagili from Oregon State University, has in conjunction with a couple of other researchers come out with a publication and phone app to help farmers and beekeepers determine the likely toxicity of many commonly used pesticides. You can download both the publication and app (for iPhone or … Read moreNew app and publication on pesticide toxicity to bees
Here is this May’s WSBA newsletter. http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=22369801c17077d8e488a5a88&id=abc3e50107&e=66d26dcb21
This is an excellent article that reinforces how important it is to monitor the varroa mite levels in your hive and do some kind of management in order to prevent them from getting out of control. You may not believe in treating your hives with any kind of chemical, natural extract or otherwise, but you … Read moreWhy Did My Bees Die?
As those of you will know who attended our club meeting in May, small hive beetles have been found sporadically in our area. Please keep an eye out for this pest and take a look at this link for more information on recent finds in B.C. Canada. http://www.honeybeezen.com/a-new-small-hive-beetle-find-early-spring-spell-trouble-for-bc-beekeepers/
It feels like Spring might just be here early, though it has definitely fooled us in the past! Thank you to the club members who have shown up to meetings during the winter doldrums -I know in the cold wet months it often feels like the exciting part of beekeeping is so far away, so … Read morePresidents Buzz