The summer of 2015 has been a dry one. With this lack of rain, there are fewer flowers for the bees to forage from. In my travels, the hives right now seem to be full of bees and are well brooded. I’ve noticed that some hives that haven’t been fed syrup are dipping into some […]
Winter? It seems like a long time before we think about winter but in reality it is not so far away IF we plan to do something about mites. NOW (end August/early September) is the proper time to sample colonies to determine risk level and make mite control decisions, if you wish to do so. […]
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.