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HB 2478 Critical Update

Beekeepers: The time to act is now to improve bee forage and bee health in the state of Washington! Please contact your Senator on EHB 2478, and your Representatives about the bee research position at WSU, and do it soon! You can visit: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ Input your address for links to your Senator and Representatives. Click on each name for their office…

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HB 2478 Has Passed!

HB 2478 passed the House on a vote of 96-1! It was pulled from rules yesterday. We should let our representatives know we appreciate the Yes vote on this bill. The bee forage pilot project will help landowners know how to successfully replace noxious weeds with good bee forage. Every representative in the House voted in favor of this bill…

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Articles

Washington state House Bill 2478 – Increase bee forage

A new item that should be on our radar includes HB-2478, a bill that would increase bee forage which got a unanimous recommendation in the House Agriculture committee and is in the House Rules committee. This bill would create a pilot program that would replace noxious weeds with viable forage for bees and other pollinators. You can find a summary…

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Beekeeping Links

These are some links that the association regards as useful. Washington State Department of Agriculture Washington State Beekeepers Association BeeInformed Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Home Depot Eco Options Beekeeping Naturally, Michael Bush Natural Resources Conservation Service – Insects and Pollinators Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Center Bee Friendlier by Cascadian Farm Orga Creating Pollinator Gardens (Thanks Jenna!)

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Membership Renewal Time!

In the latest Beeline you will note that it is membership renewal time! See Duane at the next meeting to renew. OBA Membership Form (PDF)