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Laurie Pyne accepting the copper smoker from outgoing President Mark Emrich

Beekeeper of the Year 2015 – Laurie Pyne

Congratulations Laurie Pyne for becoming Beekeeper of the Year! All your contributions have made a positive impact and we thank you. … [Read More...]

Honey Bees Naturally Vaccinate Their Young

Another study that proves humans are not as unique in their intelligence as we thought they were. An abundance of recent studies have shown how chimpanzees share people’s enjoyment of cooked food and alcohol, and now is the bees’ turn to prove that we’re not all that different. A new study conducted by an international team of researchers from Arizona State University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the University of Helsinki and … [Read More...]

Learn about​ Practical Beekeeping in Spokane

Learn about​ Practical Beekeeping in Spokane Michael Bush will present April 25, 2015 6:30pm-9:30pm at Bluwoods in Mead Washington. The event is sponsored by Spokane Honey. … [Read More...]

Are bees intelligent?

By Anne Buchanan The full aritcle is here :http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.ca/2014/06/are-bees-intelligent.html The other day, Ken and I had coffee with a couple of philosophers who spend their time thinking about philosophy of the mind.  What is consciousness?  Do non-human organisms have consciousness?  What is intelligence?  How do we make decisions?  What about ants?  These are hard questions to answer, perhaps even unanswerable, but … [Read More...]

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NAPPC National Beekeeper Survey

We are trying to expand property tax benefits to beekeepers in order to preserve forage lands.  This survey will help us to propose guidelines for these benefits. Julie Zahniser Chair, Forage & Nutrition Task Force, NAPPC The Forage, Nutrition and Roadside Task Force of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign is reaching out to beekeepers […]

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WSBA Store

Come buy all sorts of crazy and fun items to help WSBA enhance its mission to support beekeepers. The link to the Find our t-shirts, hats, made in Washington labels and totes at the WSBA Store. Also, we have a small For Sale section.