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.
These products are related to and direclty support the program goals.
Honey produced on the Palouse and Island County as a part of the Honey Bee Research program. This honey is from our honey bees are located throughout WSU: Pullman/Moscow and Island County. Honey is bottled separately by location to highlight is origin's flavor and benefits.
Honey production is seasonal and base upon the productivity of the bees, quantities may be limited.
June 15 & 16, 2018
Ready to take beekeeping to the next level? For those of you who already have a working foundation in beekeeping, the WSU bee team is offering an event to introduce you to fundamental tools for stock improvement. This workshop is designed to improve your understanding of queen rearing, bee breeding systems and selection methods though a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations. We will also introduce you to the more advanced techniques of instrumental insemination and cryopreservation.
Instructors: Susan Cobey, Jennifer Han, Brandon Hopkins, Melanie Kirby, Tim Lawrence, Nick Naeger and Steve Sheppard. We will also have two outstanding guest speakers from abroad, Jeri Wright from UK to discuss bee nutrition and Gennaro Di Prisco from Italy to present his breeding project in Italy.
Registration is $275/person
Online Registration Form must also be completed: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/02420575d11d476d88252d9e90cec89f (please indicate your method of payment with a reference to your receipt number)
Location: Washington State University, Pullman campus
Plan on two all day meetings. The time of day and schedule of activities will be sent with your registration confirmation.
For questions, please call Department of Entomology at 509-335-5422.
WSU Program Queens
2018 WSU Program queen – naturally mated. Due to our climate, queen production takes place in June and July and WSU Program Queens will be available for shipment in July-August 2018. Limited quantities are available – priority will be given to beekeeping associations in the PNW involved in local breeding efforts. Cost per queen – $50.00 prepaid; prior to June 30, 2018.