A Note From the President

  Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association – ESTABLISHED in 1967 I wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful and Happy New Year!  I wish you an old-fashioned Christmas; the kind where concerns are simple, feelings sincere, and the greatest gift of all is peace and love. Have you been out to observe your …

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Some holiday reading

One of the books I took to Bolivia to catch up on my reading was Bernd Heinrich’s newest The Homing Instinct, his 16th book; I professionally reviewed his Bumble Economics book several years ago. The book was a gift from my beekeeper hosts when I talked to the Maine beekeepers in mid-October. Before leaving Oregon …

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Some holiday reading

One of the books I took to Bolivia to catch up on my reading was Bernd Heinrich’s newest The Homing Instinct, his 16th book; I professionally reviewed his Bumble Economics book several years ago. The book was a gift from my beekeeper hosts when I talked to the Maine beekeepers in mid-October. Before leaving Oregon …

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A Note from the President

We have been fortunate that it has been a warm fall.  Or are we fortunate?  How much of their stores or feed have the bees eaten?  It seems like it has been a long and dry summer.  Our tasks in the bee hive are fewer, so now is the time to get signed up for …

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Feeding and Treating WVBA Bees

At September WVBA meeting I discussed feeding and treating as a follow up to Rich’s comments at August meeting on fall preparations. Not all beekeepers want to feed and fewer care to treat. The risk of not doing either is a colony that may not survive winter. If bees are natural and wild animals why …

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WVBA Library Memo

Please note all library materials checked out should be returned in a timely manner (when due) and as good as condition to the WVBA library. We thank you for your respect and responsibility in this area!

A Note from the President

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL HONEY MONTH!  Honey.  What is honey?  The New World Dictionary of the American Language says it’s a thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nectar of flowers and store in honeycombs.  Honey is certainly nature’s delicacy.  It is the only sweetener that is not processed.  It can be …

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