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I wanted to make everyone aware that the Richmond Beekeepers Association is bringing in Kirk Webster to speak on October 14th and 15th.  Mr. Webster is a treatment-free beekeeper from New Haven, Vermont.  He maintains 300 colonies for honey production and…

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I wanted to publicly say thank you to all of the club members who helped make the Randy Oliver talk a huge success.  Our vice president Mike Kossian put in a huge amount of work on this and many others played important supporting roles.  We had about 225…

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You have probably pulled your supers off your hives and harvested honey.  Now is the time to think about monitoring and controlling varroa.  Here is a helpful guide to the lifecycle of varroa mites and some information about monitoring and estimating the…

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In thanks for the continued willingness of WSU to send speakers to our club meetings NWDBA made a donation to help with the the proposed new bee research facility.  We wanted to share the thank you letter that we received back and to also ask or members…

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If you are planning to come to the club picnic WE NEED YOU TO LET US KNOW!!!  I’ve bought burgers, hotdogs and condiments for about 100 people.  As of Wednesday July 12th we have 95 people who have said that they are coming.  If you have not indicated…

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It’s been a long time since I posted to the blog and I just got back from a week away from my hives and wow!  What a difference!  I got hammered by losses this winter and so I started off this season with 2 overwintered hives (1 very weak, 1 ok) and 6…

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The Northwest District Beekeepers Association’s annual picnic is happening on July 15th. It starts at 11:00AM (but you are welcome to come early and help with setup).  In the past few years we have had 100+ people show up for the picnic, and it is a great…

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This is a Randy Oliver presentation that every beekeeper should watch, especially new beekeepers who are trying to understand how they should work their hives!  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcfqTx4_FAo%5B/embedyt%5D   Remember, we have Randy…

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The Snohomish Bee Company has purchased a compound microscope for use at our club meetings in order to help members monitor their Nosema infection levels. Our club approached Snohomish Bee Company and asked if they would consider buying the microscope if…

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We are honored to be having two PhD speakers this month coming all the way from WSU!   Dr. Jennifer Han, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Plant Pathology, will be presenting her talk titled “Can Metarhizium save the honey bee?” in which she…
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