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Researchers feed, breed, protect bees to survive winter

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

beePULLMAN, Wash. – Gathering last-minute sips of nectar and pollen, bees at the Washington State University Teaching Apiary recently made the most of an unusually warm, 60-degree November day. » More …

Can mushrooms save the honey bee?

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Steve-Sheppard-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Research by a Washington State University bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off disease and parasites.  » More …

Classes train beekeepers, help bees and crops

WSU at Large is an occasional series about WSU programs outside Pullman. If you have a suggestion for a program to be featured, please contact Sarah Robinson at today1@wsu.edu .

 

As Varroa mites continue to decimate wild honey bee populations nationwide, WSU Extension offers apprentice beekeeping classes throughout the state to help support local populations and spark new interest in the industry.

 

Extension has teamed up with local beekeepers associations in Lewis, Snohomish and Walla Walla counties to sponsor apprentice-level courses as part of the Washington State Beekeepers Association‘s Master Beekeeper Program. Participants … » More …