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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August is for Mite monitoring

August is not a month for much bee work. It is too hot and colonies can be a bit testy. Keep water nearby and give them some supplemental shade in the afternoon if you are concerned. August however is for mite monitoring –  the month to determine how the bees are doing with keeping a …

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A Note from the President

  We had a great picnic this year at the OSU Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture.  It was a warm day, however we had plenty of shade and  a nice breeze at times.  It was a nice time to get together with other beekeepers and tell some big stories.  We did get the chance …

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