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.

Bees at the WA State Governor’s Mansion

PCBA at Proctor Farmers Market 2015

What kills our bees in Lewis County

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.

Bee Researcher Touts Flower Power. Capital Press. 8/9/2015

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. 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:

Chrissy Shelton
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences/WSU Extension
Hulbert Hall 217|P.O. Box 646228|Pullman, WA  99164-6228
Office (509) 335-9446|Fax (509) 335-9213|Cell (509) 595-5561

National News

Morgan Freeman is a Beekeeper Now

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

EPA: How We Assess Risks to Pollinators

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


Local Associations

WA State Honey Bee Work Group

Bees in the Garden

Resources for Kids

Hive Inspection Forms

Disease Treatments

Forums and Blogs

Reference Materials


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