March 15th 2008 Issue

Basic bee biology

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An understanding of basic honeybee biology can help orchardists make the best use of [...]

Extending the cherry season

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Kiona (PC 8007-2) was recently released by Washington State University. It matures a little before Tieton. [...]

Good Point

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Pacific Northwest apple pollination is inextricably linked with California almond pollination. Virtually every commercial beekeeper that supplies bees to [...]

Winners and losers

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For apple growers who are hoping that new varieties will be the key to staying profitable in the future, [...]

What's hot?

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An advantage of planting bench grafts is that they can be ordered just a few months ahead [...]

Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder

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Colony Collapse Disorder is the all-encompassing title given to the myriad problems facing honeybees and their keepers, such as [...]

Bee buzz

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National Pollinator Week is in June. Bee foodMegaBee is the name of a new bee [...]

Assessing the club

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In order to assess a managed variety program, the grower should ask the following questions, ­suggests Bob Brammer, president [...]

10 ways to protect bees

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Beekeepers have had it tough lately, with colony collapse disorder now added to their other challenges of varroa [...]

Thinner winner

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In more than 200 chemical thinning trials that the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted on apples over [...]