November Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019  7:00-9:00 PM Chinook Middle School Cafeteria 4301 6th Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516 Apprentice Class Meets in the Cafeteria 6:00 – 7:00 pm Sustainability Group Meets in the Library 6:00 – 7:00 pm Journeyman Meeting Monday, November 18, 2019  6:00-8:00 PM Chinook Middle School Library 4301 6th Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516

Projects, Updates

Capitol Honey Bee Project Update

In spring of 2016, two honey bee hives were installed on the grounds of the Governor’s mansion in Olympia. Both hives began collecting pollen and nectar from local blossoms, carrying it back to their new “homes.” As the Olympia Beekeepers Association project team continued to check on their progress, one of the hives demonstrated signs of a problem with its…

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PNW Survey of Bee Health & Beekeeping Practices

Survivorship Survey – by Dewey M. Caron Last year, 271 OR/WA backyarder beekeepers returned April surveys on overwintering colony losses/survivorship, and management such as colony feeding, sanitation and Varroa control efforts. The results for WA beekeepers are posted on the website: http://pnwhoneybeesurvey.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-LeCBA-and-WA-Report.pdf There were 52 WA respondents included in the WA report Colony loss levels from all WA respondents were…

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