PCBA In The News
The City of Puyallup works with the Pierce County Beekeepers to become designated as a “Bee City!”
Check out PCBA members featured in videos presented at the 2015 Paris climate change conference.
TzuChi Foundation documentary film producer Nils Aucante was with PCBA members and other WA beekeepers last March. These short excerpts are now online. This information was part of a longer video presented in New York City during climate week in September, and at the Paris climate change conference in December:
10-minute episode featuring PCBA members!
8-minute episode about pollination and our work with the state legislature.
3-minute video featuring Franclyn’s perspective.
8-minute video about our state legislative chairman, Tim Hiatt, and his operation.
There also are videos of beekeepers in France and Haiti. This is a thoughtful, well presented series of videos, and we so appreciate Nils’ work and that he included members of PCBA in this important message.
PCBA on Pierce County TV: Meet the Farmer: Beekeeping. A Puyallup beekeeper explains why the fall season is a critical time for honeybees. Oct. 2015.
WA Beekeepers Win ‘Farmer’ Tax Status. Capital Press. 7/10/2015.
Bee Advocates in South Sound abuzz with plans to save pollinators. Puyallup Herald. 6/25/2015.
White House Bee Report Resembles State Findings. Capitol Press. May 21, 2015.
‘Stung By Climate’ Documentary Film Teaser: The full program about bees and climate change will be out this summer. A documentary film producer from NYC came to WA earlier this year to interview beekeepers and film them.
Bill’s failure stings Washington beekeepers. Capital Press. April 13, 2015.
State Legislators Focus on Weeds and Bees. Tom Bacon, Spokane Public Radio. March 16, 2015.
Legislative Update from WSBA Legislative Chair Tim Hiatt. March 13, 2015
Washington beekeepers lobby for lower taxes, more forage. Capital Press. March 6, 2015.
Washington beekeeping faces hurdles: Beekeepers look for agricultural designation, tax exemption. Business Examiner. 2/2/2015
Stung by the bee: Honeybees are a family tradition in the South Sound. The News Tribune. 9/10/2014.
WSU Honey Bee Research In The News
Honey Bee White Paper: Updates in the works for the WSU bee lab. For more information, contact:
What is Killing America’s Bees and What Does it Mean for Us. Rolling Stone Magazine. August 18, 2015.
Dying honeybees, and the uncertain future of honey. Washington Post. May 14, 2015.
New York Establishes Pollinator Protection Plan (so what’s your state doing?). May 1, 2015. Bee Culture.
Rapid increase in neonicotinoid insecticides driven by seed treatments: Neonicotinoids may harm pollinators. Science News. April 2, 2015
Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers. Science. March 27, 2015.
Radical Bee Hive Rakes in $4.8 Million. Jessica Harlan. March 10, 2015
Catch The Buzz: Pollinator Protection Needed. Bee Culture Magazine. March 4, 2015.
Oxalic Acid Registration Comments Wanted By EPA. Alan Harman, Bee Culture Magazine. Feb. 2015.
Now Cleared for Landing at Airports: Bees. New York Times. 2/19/2015
Become an urban bee keeper, and plant a border for bees — Ciscoe Morris, Seattle Times
Eltopia’s ‘MiteNot’ project — “To save the bees, beekeepers and bee researchers need a new, non-chemical way to control mite parasites in honey bee colonies. Eltopia’s ‘MiteNot’ project is the most innovative and holds the most promise to turn the bee crisis around than any other idea that has come along in a very long time — maybe ever.” – Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota
- Washington State Beekeepers Association
- Inland Empire Beekeepers Association
- Olympia Beekeepers Association
- Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
WA State Honey Bee Work Group
- Summary — Final Report of the Honey Bee Work Group to the Washington State Legislature (doc)
- Final Report — Link to WSBA Website
- FINAL REPORT– WA State Honey-Bee-Work-Group-Report (pdf)
REPORT: HONEYBEES NEED FEED; HUMANS NEED EDUCATION. Don Jenkins, Capital Press, 1/6/15
Washington’s Honey Bee Work Group recommends improving forage to help bees survive and thrive. Legislature-commissioned report puts emphasis in restoring forage to revive health of honeybee colonies in Washington.
- Helping Washington State Bees and Beekeepers
Bees in the Garden
- Flowers as Food for Pollinators
- Making Honey From Flowers: A Guide to Bees
- Flowers and Bees: All About Honey
- The Melissa Garden Top Honeybee Plants
- Pollen/Nectar Plant Check List: Forage West of the Cascades (pdf)
- Honeybees Need Weeds
Resources for Kids
Hive Inspection Forms
Forums and Blogs
- WA Beekeepers Forum
- Bee Informed Partnership — a citizen science forum out of Maryland
- Beesource Forum
- Beemaster BeeKeeping Forum
- Scientific Beekeeping by Randy Oliver
- The Practical Beekeeper by Michael Bush
- Walt Wright on Honey Bees
- Green River Community College Honey Bees
- GRCC — Dr. Daniel Najera Video
- UC Davis Entomology
- Getting Started with Beekeeping
- Bee and Wasp Identification Guide
- Beginning Beekeeping
- Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab
Bee Informed Partnership – citizen science with information to help us better manage our colonies
Pollinator Stewardship Council – with the most recent one posting at the top of the page
- http://tocohills.dentaloneatlanta.com/health-benefits-of-honey/ — on the health benefits of honey
- ‘Stung By Climate’ Documentary Film Teaser: The full program about bees and climate change will be out this summer. A documentary film producer from NYC came to WA earlier this year to interview beekeepers and film them. See a teaser on the episode here:http://www.tzuchi.us/video/videos/stung-by-climate-teaser/
- PCBA Member Mark Adams of Elbe: Capturing bees that have swarmed on a bush nearby April 2015
- Morgan Freeman is a Beekeeper Now Video
- The First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life Seen in 60 Seconds TED Talk Video
- Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life TED Talk Video
- Marla Spivak: Why Bees are Disappearing TED Talk Video
- Kelley Bee – Package Installation Video
- What Would Happen if Bees Went Extinct? Video
- Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light