Mites the Fourth Member of the Hive!!!

   Mites the Fourth Member of the Hive!!!     With the increasing number of the varroa mites on the rise, beekeepers will be forced to make a change in the way we keep bees. When I took my beekeeping class … Read More

Feeding Bees

Feeding Bees   By now you must of heard that you need to feed, feed, feed a million times and if not you need to feed, feed, feed; whether you are receiving a NUC or Package of bees it critical that … Read More

Life Cycle of a Yellow Jackets.

  Life Cycle of the Yellow Jackets.    Have you ever wondered how to eliminate those pesky yellow jackets before they become a problem?  As many of you have found out last year, a few yellow jackets or wasp nest can annihilate an entire … Read More

Are you saving your beeswax

Are you saving your beeswax?    When you are inspecting your hive, you will find that the bees fill every space with wax; this is not always a good thing because it can make it difficult for us to get the … Read More

Hive Inspections

    How to do a Hive Inspection.   Within the past couple of weeks I have had a few people mention that their bees were aggressive and then became calm. Well, you’re listening to a man who has a wife and three … Read More

Pacific Northwest Forage List

Pacific Northwest Forage List FebruaryWinter HeatherPierisMarchMaplesOregon GrapeIndian PlumEarliest Asian PlumsWillowChickweedHazelnutAprilOverwintering BrassicasFlowering CurrantMaplesPacific DogwoodPeachesCrab AppleApplePearCherryPlumsRosemaryDandelionMayMustardServiceberryThymeStrawberryRaspberryBlackberryBlueberryCloverChivesJuneMock OrangeHuckleberryMintAngelicaHyssopHoneysuckleCloverBorageCalendulaJulyCucumberSummer SquashWinter SquashOreganoMintsLavenderBuckwheatBorageRussian SageAugustLemon BalmBasilCloverAnise HyssopEchinaceaBee BalmSalviaShasta DaisiesRudbekiaSeptemberSun FlowerJoe Pye WeedLobeliaOctoberArtichokeYarrow 

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