Notes from Dewey – July 2023

by Dewey M. Caron, Communications and Content Specialist for the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program National and regional bee loss reports How did your bees fare this past winter? The national BeeInformed honey bee losses survey¬† reported heavy bee losses this past season. Survey respondents form all 50 state lost an estimated 37.4% of managed colonies … Read more

Notes from Dewey – June 2023

by Dewey M. Caron, Communications and Content Specialist for the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program OSU Video on AFB American foulbrood (AFB) thankfully is uncommon, but it still remains one of the diseases beekeepers need to be vigilant about.¬† Check out the video Carolyn Breece developed on AFB signs and symptoms. This video clearly shows the … Read more

Notes from Dewey – May 2023

by Dewey M. Caron, Communications and Content Specialist for the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program Carolyn Breece, OSU Faculty research Assistant provided information on the Spanish language option of the Oregon Master beekeeper program in the November 2022 Bee Culture magazine. The article includes a photo of participant Elva Webster drawing honey from the OSU Oak … Read more