WSU researchers are refrigerating 100 honey bee colonies to induce a mid-season hibernation. The goal is to kill varroa mites and save bees from colony collapse.
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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 …