Alternative Beekeeping

Beekeeping-Managing the Odds

I saw a bumper sticker once that said,”I’m a professional gambler- I keep bees”. At the time I thought it was humorous, but as I thought about it more and more, I realized there was some level of truth in the humor. Sometimes it seems that keeping bees alive and healthy is a game of luck and odds. So how…

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Articles, Press Releases, Projects, Updates

Honey Bee Project at the Governor’s Mansion

Two hives were placed on the front lawn of the Governor’s Executive Residence at the Washington State Capitol and honey bees installed on April 20, 2016. The project, a collaboration between the Olympia Beekeepers Association and the Washington Department of Enterprise Services will help raise public awareness about the decline of bee populations, our dependence on them to pollinate much…

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Classifieds, Updates

2016 Bee Package and Queen Orders

Greetings, I hope everyone is enjoying this sunshine and busy preparing hives for our upcoming delivery of package bees. The bees arrive late in the night of the 19th or early in the morning of the 20th. Package bee pick up begins on the morning of April 20th from 8:00am — 1:00pm. If you ordered bees Mechele will be in…

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