Native Pollinators Study Group

Where? Traditions Cafe, 5th and Water St, downtown Olympia
When? Monday Oct 24, 7 pm

Pollinators play a significant role in successful crop production.

Research suggests that native pollinators are responsible for a larger percentage of crop success than had long been supposed.

Modern agricultural practices can disrupt native pollinator reproduction. Eli Bloom, a WSU PhD candidate, has been researching pollinator abundance on local organic farms, as well as practical solutions open to organic agriculture. Tonight Eli will present his preliminary results to our program.

Join us 4th Monday most months at Traditions, 7 p.m.

Mite Busters! How to avoid colony loss this winter.

To avoid colony loss this winter you MUST act now!

Mite bustersOur August Program featured the dynamic honey bee expert and Green River College Professor Danny Najera sharing his latest knowledge and information.

Download: The Mite Busters Handout (PDF 10.5MB)

More links for Danny's work;

See GRCC honeybees on Facebook here!
Make donations to his honeybee program here.
Tracking our Native Blooms here.

Workshop with Dr. Dewey Caron

Just Announced by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association

This is a special opportunity to learn specific tricks and techniques to get your bee colonies ready for winter.

Fall Management Techniques

With Dr. Dewey Caron

Sponsored by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association

September 17, 2016

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Allmendinger Center, WSU Puyallup Campus, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA.

With lecture, Q & A, hands-on at the apiary (weather permitting), and afternoon breakout sessions.

Lunch and break snacks are included.

$30 for PCBA members; $70 for non PCBA members.

Limited to 60 participants.

http://pcbeekeepers.org/fall-management-techniques-with-dr-dewey-caron

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact:

Marge Pearson, programs@pcbeekeepers.org

Looking for Queens?

Here are some local resources for queens and supplies.
Robbins Honey Farm — Harvard Robbins
7910 148th St. SW
Lakewood, WA
Beekeeping supplies, bees, honey
Miller Compound HoneyBees & Agriculture
Lauri Miller
29506 8th Ave South
Roy, Wa. 98580
Phone: 253-843-1319
Queens
Olympic Wilderness Apiary
Dan & Judy Harvey
46492 HWY 112, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone: 360 928-3125
Queens