Who's OnlineWe have 10 guests online
- 2010-04-14 20:20:36 ...
It is amazing to me, that any legisla...
- 2010-04-14 19:55:55 ...
With all the latest news and informat...
- 2010-04-14 15:52:19 ...
I chose to raise bees thinking (1) I ...
- 2010-04-11 10:01:02 ...
I am a teacher in the Mead School Dis...
- 2010-04-10 08:09:34 ...
The proposed limitation of beekeeping...
|IEBA Apiary and Queen Rearing Yard|
|Written by InlandBeemail Admin|
|Friday, 25 January 2008 09:53|
To get the latest information, subscribe to the Northyard mailing list .
The IEBA/WSBA North Yard is a joint venture between this Assocation, the Washington State Beekeepers Association, and the Washington State University Entimology Department.
Means of getting WSU Honey Bee stock improvements to IEBA beekeepers
Source of queens for IEBA members
Improvement of beekeeping skills within IEBA membership
Provide honey & wax for fair booth sales
- 5 fram nucs with brood, bees, honey and feeder with feed
- Queen Cells provided from breeder queen
- Nuc is left in yard for 1 month.
Expansion of the WSBA/WSU Program:
As part of the collaborative arrangement with WSBA member associations, Dr. Sheppard would also like to have each of the WSU genetic lines maintained by experienced WSBA members (one line per collaborating beekeeper). The expectation is that each regional association would provide up to 3 or 4 beekeepers that would be able to maintain queens in 24-30 of their colonies for the fall and winter. WSU would provide queens from the different lines to the beekeepers and they manage the colonies following normal beekeeping protocols. During each spring season 2 or 3 queens would be selected from each of the lines following a standard protocol or collaborative assessment and returned to the WSU campus for production use. Some training would be provided for each of the line beekeepers to provide the most consistent management and evaluation of line performance.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 04 March 2010 04:55|