Education

Beekeeper’s Calendar

JANUARY BEEKEEPING Make or order spare hives and other equipment required for the coming season. See that hive entrances are kept clear of dead bees. Note the amount of bee loss in your apiary note book. Order queens and package bees now to avoid the last minute rush. FEBRUARY BEEKEEPING See that hive entrances are...

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Integrated Pest Management

Medication General Usage Description of IPM Honey Bee Diseases And Pests   Medications/Usage Length of Treatment Method of Application Time of Year to Apply Apiguard Varroa/Tracheal mites Two treatments: 1st: 12 - 14 days 2nd: 2 - 4 weeks Place delivery tray on top of frames. A 1/4 inch space is required. Close off screened...

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Do you need a speaker about honey bees?

Our club has members who might be willing to come present at your club or classroom in order to help educate about honey bees and the role they play in our ecosystem and food supply.  Please contact our outreach person at outreach@nwdba.org.  Include information about what your group is, how much they already know, how...

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Classes and Beekeeper certification

NWDBA provides Master Beekeeper training in conjunction with the Washington State Beekeepers Asssociation and The Beez Neez. There are three levels of certification: Apprentice Journeyman Master   For more information, see the WSBA Master Beekeepers Program page: http://wasba.org/master-beekeepers-program/

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Honey Bees Disease and Pests

Honey bee brood and adults are attacked by bacteria, viruses, protozoa's, fungi and exotic parasitic mites. Additionally, bee equipment is attacked by other insects. Disease and pest control requires constant vigilance by the beekeeper. American Foulbrood - (AFB) is a bacterial disease of larvae and pupae. The bacteria form highly persistent spores that can be...

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