Washington State Beekeepers Associations 

Mite News

Latest updates on Varroa Mites As beekeepers we are facing a challenge like never before. Yet, all is not lost there are many people trying to find a way to rid our hives of these destructors. I hope this Video gives you a little more … Read More

How to Treat for Nosema

How to Treat for Nosema    To treat for Nosema, you can treat with Essential oils or Fumagilan-B. I showed both options because while Essential oils is all natural and is a preventative, Fumagilan-B is known to prevent and treat Nosema effectively. … Read More

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

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

Choosing the Right Bees.

Choosing the Right Bees.    The honey bee is by far the most interesting and important insect known to man. They are different from other stinging insects like the wasp, hornet, yellow jacket and even the bumble bee. The honey bee … Read More

What do I do now?

What do I do now?  Spring is near, you purchased your bees and the weather is really starting to get nice. What do you do next? If you are really serious about beekeeping there are a few things that I would … Read More