Articles

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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Resources

Survivor Queen Producers

The Association is often asked for sources of queens. Here is a partial list. You can always ask if someone in the association is breeding any too. Sam Comfort  –  Northern NY Kirk Webster – Vermont  Michael Palmer – Vermont  Dan Harvey – Wilderness Apiaries Washington John Jacobson – Old Sol Apiaries Rogue River, Oregon Russian Queen Breeders Association – (All…

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Articles, Demonstrations

Fortified Sugar Block Recipe

Lauri Miller Fortified Sugar Block Recipe 25# cane sugar one scant quart cider vinegar 1/2 tsp of electrolytes 1-2 Tbs citric acid (found in your canning dept) Splash of Pro Health or other scented essential oil of choice Mix together about 1/3 of the sugar and vinegar at a time in a five gallon bucket with a large drill and…

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Demonstrations, Resources

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…

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Updates

Do you get the Beeline Newsletter?

The association publishes a monthly newsletter to provide members and guests with current information about our meetings, beekeeping fundamentals, issues of special interest and other related information. We are swapping over to a new system to send them (MailChimp). Starting with the Membership Chair’s master list. there is no harm in trying to add your email address because if you are…

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