WHERE – Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main Street, Silverton, OR Guest speakers include: Dr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee Apiculture, IPM of honey bees pests including parasitic mites and small hive beetles. Pollination ecology of native and crop plants including: dogwood, blueberry, horse balm, squash, pumpkin and sunflower. Improving habitat for pollinators including development […]
Preparing for Spring Management actually begins the moment the honey bee hive is secured for the long winter months. Preparing for winter losses becomes crucial to those in an expansion mode. Possibly preparing a Resource Hive (winter NUC) to repopulate hives that do not survive the arduous winter. Hives not surviving the wintry months often […]
Honey Bee Hive Optimal Winter Conditions Winter for the honey bee hive becomes the ultimate test against the other seasons’ activities coupled with health. Key elements necessary to support a healthy colony (climate regions coldest month 20 ° F) include: The wintering unit must have a good productive queen Worker population that covers 10 – […]
The Pacific Northwest Queen Rearing Club provides assistance and support for the growing number of northwest queen honey bee breeders.