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BEEvent: Pollinator Conference in Albany

Apprentices! Earn 2 Education Points by attending this conference!

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February Friday in the Apiary: canceled

We must cancel February's Friday in the Apiary as most of the Honey Bee Lab will be in California sampling bees in almond orchards. Please see us in March on the first day of spring (March 20)! We may talk about planting for bees, and if the weather is nice, we can check on our hives. See you then!

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Fondant recipes posted under Beekeeper Documentation

If your bees are running out of honey stores, you may consider emergency feeding. Recipes for stovetop fondant and microwave fondant are now posted under Beekeeper Documentation (on the left menu bar under Helpful Links). Also see a document on Dry Sugar Feeding for information and photos on feeding bees dry sugar when honey stores are low.

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Friday in the Apiary: January 16, 2015

Emergency feeding and fondant cook-off!

Please join us for a discussion on emergency feeding in winter/early spring, different sugars available for feeding bees, and a fondant (sugar candy) cook-off!

If you’d like to make fondant for your bees, please bring a bag of white granulated sugar. We will have different recipes available and different methods of cooking fondant. We may need some extra pots, pyrex bowls, mixing bowls, and candy thermometers. If you have some you are willing to share for this event, please bring them along!

Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please email carolyn.breece@oregonstate.edu to reserve your spot.