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 (FULL)
Mt Vernon Agricultural Station – July 19, 2013 (Available)
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
See hotel information below.
WSU Beekeeping Short Course (Available)
Join us and your fellow beekeepers for our biennial beekeeping short course. This course prides a wonderful opportunity to learn and experience a wide array of beekeeping topics.
Friday, June 14th we will have a wine and cheese social with presentations by university graduate students and others.
Saturday, June 15th participants are divided into groups and then rotate through stations around campus. Topics include pest/disease identification and management, gloveless beekeeping, introduction to queen rearing and a bee beard demonstration. Lunch will be provided on Saturday afternoon.
The course is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.
Offering a special hotel rate for both the Queen Rearing Workshops
and the Beekeeping Short Course!
WSU Beekeeper Special Room Rate: $94.00/night
928 NW Olsen St. Pullman, WA. 99163
Phone: (509) 332-0928 Fax: (509) 334-5275
Make your reservations before May 20, 2013
Hot Breakfast Buffet every morning included in stay.
Free wireless internet
Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
Restaurant & Lounge