Bee Calendar, Demonstrations, Resources

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,…

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Alternative Beekeeping

Hives of Cedar

Does it make a difference what you build your hives out of? Depends on who you ask and the answer will depend on why and how they keep bees. It is generally accepted that commercial hives serve a different purpose then Alternative hives. The wood and other materials used to construct commercial hives are excellent for the purpose they serve.…

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This month’s presenter is Hillary Burgess from the University of Washington. Hillary did her master’s thesis on landscaping for pollinators, and here’s a link for a bit more information about her work: hkb10uw-edu/ We’re excited to welcome her to the OBA for our June 2016 program.