Resources

Selection Methods for Honey Bee Breeding

This national award-winning video provides beekeepers with the knowledge they need to implement a successful breeding program. Used to develop the New World Carniolan breeding program more than 40 years ago, and in the development of The WSU project breeder queens, the closed population breeding program designed by Drs. Page and Laidlaw offers beekeepers a pragmatic way of stock selection and improvement. The video covers the basics of honey bee breeding, selection methods, and how to avoid costly mistakes that can lead to inbreeding.

The Asian Giant Hornet – What the Public and Beekeepers Need to Know.

This overview will familiarize the reader with a basic understanding of the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia), the potential danger it poses, and what to do if they were to encounter the hornet.

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Pollination and Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators

This factsheet provides basic information about pollination and the pollinators we all depend on. In addition it provides a overview of threats to pollinators including pests and insecticides.

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2010 Washington State University Magazine

The Washington State University APIS Lab and its work to help Washington State Beekeepers maintain healthy honey bee colonies is featured in a short article in the Spring 2010 issue of Washington State University Magazine.

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Extension.org: Ask an Expert

Ask Information on Honey Bee Health from University Extension Programs from throughout the United States – includes factsheets, videos, helpful links, and the opportunity to “ask a bee expert.”

Washington State Beekeepers Association

Washington State Beekeepers Association serves hobbyist and professional Beekeepers in Washington State.