Dr. Thomas SeeleyDr. Andony MelathopoulosAlison McAfee Phd WHEN Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM WHERE4565 Riordan Hill, Hood River, OR
by Dewey M. Caron In his Valentine’s Day Message, Charlie Vanden Heuvel indicated “There may be emergencies demanding entrance, but they are rare! Be Patient!!! He suggested unless temperatures are above 60° for 3 days we might do more harm than good opening colonies. So what “should be going on inside our colonies right now? […]
Beekeepers around the world have become frustrated with honey bee losses. Not only does it affect the pocket book but personal love for these insects. Bee Informed Partnership, among other things, performs annual loss reports. The past nine years (2008-2017) reports of 40.4% by Backyard and 28.1% loss by Commercial operations have proved challenging. […]
HONEY BEE or YELLOWJACKET WASP? Wasps, an insect, are protein eaters typically of other insects like soft bodies caterpillars and spiders. They are beneficial predators as they clean our environment of dead bodies. The appear as skinny and shiny with no noticeable hairs on their bodies. They are carnivores, which we normally witness as […]
Come join other beekeepers explore hives to learn seasonal management, colony challenges, corrective measures, and much more.
New beekeepers are faced with a plethora of knowledge necessary in the keeping of the honey bee colony. If you are frustrated by your understanding, attend this four-hour session which includes some “in-hive” experience.
Fascinated with bees and beekeeping? Join Us! Third Wednesday of each month. If you live within the Columbia River Gorge region, and if you’re fascinated with bees bees and beekeeping, then join our beekeeping association. You’re welcome whether you’re a new or advanced beekeeper, or if you’re simply interested in learning about bees.
Honey bee hives swarm to duplicate their hive. A means of survival. One would think the Queen’s egg laying was the colonies means of replication, but it only builds and maintains colony strength for the nectar flow season. To ensure the survivability of the bee race it must create a swarm for duplicity. Many in […]
Randy Oliver started keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology. In 1980 he began to build a migratory beekeeping operation in California, and currently runs about 1000 hives with his two sons. He produces queens, NUCS, and honey from the hives. […]
Michael Bush been steadily keeping bees since the mid 70’s. Over the years, he’s had an eclectic set of careers including printing and graphic arts, construction and computer programming. Usually keeping from two to seven hives up until the year 2000, Michael was forced into more experimentation when Varroa hit, an event that resulted in […]