Hopefully you have been caring for your honeybees in the last couple of months, because time is running out. Winter weather will be upon us before long. Continue to feed sugar syrup, although soon enough the bees will stop taking the syrup. When they do, stop feeding and clean out the feeders. If you have […]
Proper ventilation is important for bee colonies year round but can be especially critical in the winter. In the PNW, moisture, rather than cold temperatures, is a major contributor to decreased survival. Bees can amazingly well tolerate cold but less so when they are wet. High hive moisture is due to the condensation of water […]
WVBA’s honey extracting equipment is ready to be loaned out. The Association has a 6-frame radial hand crank extractor, electric heated knife, cappings tub, sieves, and etc. For the time being, call Rich Farrier at 541-327-2673. There is an agreement form to sign. Thanks.