The Department of Entomology currently maintains and operates over 250 colonies distributed in 10 research and teaching apiaries.
Field research in the apiaries is centered on projects addressing problems of major importance to Pacific Northwest (PNW) beekeepers. Current colony health research includes: monitoring seasonal variation in Nosema ceranae infestations, molecular characterization of Nosema species in the PNW, evaluation of interactions between parasites and pathogens and examining sub-lethal effects of chemical residues in the hive and the environment.
WSU, Pullman – June 12 & 13, 2013
Mt Vernon Agricultural Station – July 19, 2013
Both workshops were completely full this year. Check back in January 2014 when summer 2014 registrations will be accepted
These workshops will provide an understanding of what it takes to rear high quality queens. Basic biology and methods of queen rearing will be presented. These workshops give hands on instruction in rearing high quality queens. Beekeepers will be involved in the various steps: setting up cell builders; grafting; establishing mating nuclei. A queen right and a queen less system will be demonstrated.
The format is a combination of lecture and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.
Registration fees $175 Click here for a Registration Form