Revised Miticide Regulations

Honey Bee Macro photo by ?

Revised miticide  regulations have been released.  Here is the latest approved miticides from Washington State Department of Agriculture: Approved Miticide list (PDF) … [Read more...]

What is Sustainable Beekeeping?

Italian and Carniolan honeybees on lavendar

By Jim Bach Sustainable – what is it in beekeeping? Wikipedia suggests that it is: “the capacity to endure or continue” including the concepts of stewardship and responsible management. To further define sustainable the following sustaining factors must be considered: Genetics, quality, behaviors and survivorship of queens, and bee colonies, The occurrence, effect and survivorship … [Read more...]

Honeybee Diseases and Pests

Frame of Bees

This table describes all of the main honeybee diseases and pests. Some, like the Bee Louse and Small Hive Beetle, are not yet a problem in the Inland Northwest. Clicking on “photos” will open up a new window with excellent photos from Zachary Huang of Michigan State University. … [Read more...]