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Olympia Beekeepers Association installs Honey bee colonies at the Governor’s Mansion

State agencies work to feed, support Washington’s bees. About 30,000 bees arriving on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion claimed all the apiary attention April 20th. But behind the scenes, several other state agencies are working to improve forage for bees, including encouraging native plants to grow along freeways and distributing seed packets to help people grow bee-friendly plants. Last … [Read more...]

Wonders of the Hive

For 2019 BG Bees will be offering “in hive” learning. Each bee club, state and regional forum is filled with information on various aspects of beekeeping. The typical Backyard Beekeeper reads, watches YouTube, and possibly browses other forums. What is screaming to acquire is “hands on” experience through the assistance of highly qualified “bee ICONs”. Each person attending will be exposed to a … [Read more...]

Membership Meeting Minutes February 9, 2019

Hi folks, here are the latest meeting minutes. I’ll get the new Board members posted on the website soon! Called to Order by Kevin Oldenburg, President at approximately 4:35 p.m. February 9, 2019 at Eastern Washington University.  Minutes taken by Ellen Miller, filling in as temporary Secretary. Election of BOD members:  All nominees listed on the written ballot were elected by the … [Read more...]

WASHINGTON STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

February 9, 2019 8AM – 5PM 8 – 9 AM Registration and Check-in 9 – 9:50             Scientific: Mobile Apps for Pest and Disease Management in Honey Bees – Jerry Bromenshank             Hobby: Bees, Science and How the Media Gets it Wrong – Kevin Oldenburg 9:55 – 10:45             Scientific: Improving Honey Bee … [Read more...]

President’s January Message

I thought it might be fun to look back over the past year to see just how far we have come as an organization, so here is my “State of WASBA” address. After a long absence, WASBA has reinstituted our annual beekeepers conference. We have a great conference committee who have worked together to pull this off. As of this writing, we have nearly 150 participants signed up for the event and we … [Read more...]

2019 WASBA General Membership Meeting

February 9, 2019 4:20 PM, Reading Room, Hargreaves Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA. All WASBA members are invited to attend the annual membership meeting that will take place immediately following the last presentation of the annual conference. In addition to an update from WASBA President Kevin Oldenburg, election of the Board of Directors will take place.Current WASBA members can … [Read more...]

Spread the Word on How You Can Help Save the Bees!

One of the easiest ways to protect the bees is to pay attention to how we garden. So, to spread the word and work towards creating a better environment for our flying friends, GloryBee has built a quick guide on how the average gardener can help protect the bees. You can find it here: https://glorybee.com/blog/horticultural-hive-mind-a-gardeners-guide-to-protecting-the-bees/  … [Read more...]

The WASBA Conference is February 9 – Make Plans Now to Attend

Here are some great reasons for attending the WASBA Conference!                          Scientific                                                                … [Read more...]

December President’s Message

With our bees put to “bed” for the winter, there’s not a lot for us beekeepers to do but plan for the coming year – and hope that our colonies survive the winter! The WASBA yearly beekeeping conference is coming up quickly. Register today at: https://bit.ly/2RHBWky and don't forget to add the after conference social! The conference will be on Feb. 9th, 2019 at Eastern Washington University in … [Read more...]

WASBA is on Facebook

The Honey bee is an amazing social insect and sharing your experiences with your favorite beekeepers is something we enjoy. WASBA is now on Facebook! Please follow us and share! https://www.facebook.com/WASBA.ORG/ … [Read more...]

Reenergized Annual Conference Coming February 9, 2019

Save the date! WASBA invites you to join us for a reenergized annual conference in 2019. The one day, Pacific Northwest Beekeeping Conference, will be held February 9, beginning at 8 AM on the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. Many thanks to our event sponsors Glory Bee  Mann Lake  and The Holiday Inn.  Two speaker tracks include a science track and a hobby … [Read more...]