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The Board has prepared a survey of 2020 bee purchases, beginning with our first Bee Faire in February, and extending to preparations for over-wintering. Please either click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form to email it to OBA or it can be returned to OBA by mailing it to us at PO Box 732, Olympia, WA 98507. Please do so by December as we will publish the results in early 2021.
Here’s an interesting video on swarm capturing:
And here’s a good video of a queen bee emerging from a queen cell. For some of you who haven’t seen this, it’s pretty good. She emerges finally about 3:29 into the video so you don’t have to sit through the whole thing.
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We ask if you are showing any symptoms of ANY type of illness: Colds, Flu, etc., cough’s, sneezing, temperatures, to please stay home to minimize exposure to others. If you are in a higher risk category of age or underlying health issues, you should stay home.
General recommendations to minimize exposure remain:
- If you cough, cough into your elbow
- Minimize hand to face or nose contact
- Have and use hand sanitizer. (keep in mind that the alcohol content should be more than 65%) Many advertise being 99.9% for “Bacteria” but may be inadequate for 99.9% “Viral” efficacy.
- Minimize contact with others (hugs, handshaking, etc.)
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