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.
This has been the spring to start colonies by hiving a swarm. The mild winter meant fewer overwintering losses (see results for WVBA backyard beekeepers posted here and on www.pnwhoneybeesurvey.com) together with our mild spring, providing abundant pollen and nectar foraging conditions, has resulted in numbers of swarms. Reports of colonies swarming more than once […]
I don’t know about you, but the seventies were pretty significant for me. I remember my first beekeeping short course at U of MD (had 32 attend)!, my first (1972) and 2nd son (1979) (reason I am here in OR is their children now) and the trama of University promotion from new Assistant to full […]