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Elections are scheduled for November. The Board is working on a comprehensive procedure, with ballots tentatively available on the OBA website in October.
If you would like to nominate a member, or yourself, for a board position, please notify any Board member.
To remain viable and vibrant, the club needs your participation.
The Board is preparing a survey of 2020 bee purchases, beginning with our first Bee Faire in February, and extending to preparations for over-wintering. The survey is scheduled to be available on the website by November, and should be returned to PO Box 732, Olympia, WA 98507 by December, with the results published in early 2021.
Conference Registration is Now Open!
WASBA’s 2021 conference will take place virtually, and we promise that it will be informative and fun!
When you register, there’s a couple of things you can add on to your registration:
- Tales from the Hive – This Saturday early evening event will feature our speakers telling their best stories on themselves or their fellow speakers. We’ll even send you three cocktail recipes that you can make at home to get into the spirit of things.
- Of course, in addition to COVID 19, 2020 was all about the Asian Giant Hornet! We’ve made up life-size pins so you can show people the difference between a honey bee and an AGH
- Here’s the link to register:
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.
Do you have a favorite beekeeping video you’d like to share? Send a link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
More information can be found by clicking HERE.