Thurston County Acts to Protect Honey Bees

The Thurston County Commissioners recently asked the Washington State Department of Agriculture to restrict the purchase, sale, distribution and application of the neonicotinoid class of insecticides for ornamental use to persons or entities with a valid WSDA pesticide applicator license. This class of insecticide includes but is not limited to imidacloprid, clothianidin and … [Read more...]

Splits and Swarm Prevention at

On Tuesday, April 9th, at 7PM, Dr. Timothy Lawrence, Island County Extension Director, will speak on the topic of Splits and Swarm Prevention at Northwest District Beekeepers Association, please join us. Professional beekeeper for more than 20 years, and formerly the Co-Director of WSU's Honey Bee Health Program, Dr. Lawrence has been "working to help the beekeeping industry find solutions to … [Read more...]

Puyallup Spring Fair & American Honey Princess

Come join the 2013 American Honey Princess Emily Campbell at the Puyallup Spring Fair, April 18th to the 21st. Emily will bee at the Pierce County Beekeepers Association Fair booth located in the Pavilion and will present beekeeping topics at the Pavilion Garden stage. Emily's schedule at the Spring Fair: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5PM at the Garden Stage Friday, April 19, 2013 3PM at the … [Read more...]

Puget Sound Beekeepers May 18 Field Day

Puget Sound Beekeeping Association's 2013 Field Day will feature both a morning indoor session and an afternoon outdoor session in PSBA’s apiary; both sessions will feature Randy Oliver ( as well as other speakers and learning opportunities. May 18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Morning Session: Presentation by Randy Oliver followed by  Q & A. Lunch will be … [Read more...]

Wings and Wheels

By Bob Redmond, Urban Bee Company As cities are the hubs of so much consumption, and thus the end point of much of our food system, one must wonder whether they can be more efficient — not just as consumers but also as producers. And since bees are not only an integral part of the food system, but also as examples of communication and transportation systems, beekeepers need to know about our … [Read more...]