* To help members start & sustain bee colonies, sharing expertise through meetings, workshops, & our mentor program;
* To serve county residents by removing unwanted colonies & swarms at no cost, saving bees for new beekeepers;
* To preserve the honey bee by sharing up-to-date information about identifying & controlling bee diseases & keeping bee-friendly gardens;
* To teach harvesting honey for families, friends, & as a potential income source.
Please see the menu bar, above, for pages on Upcoming Events, Monthly Meetings, Mentors, Newsletters, Swarm & Colony Removals, Bees in the News, Honey Topics, Join Us (Membership!) & more.
Click on "Resources/Links,” above, to find information on getting bees tested at WSU's APIS lab, registering hives in the State of Washington, over-wintering, and more, as well as links to these additional topics:
LCBA is an associate member of the Washington State Beekeepers' Association. LCBA is affiliated with the Lewis County Extension Office of Washington State University. We work with Extension to provide resources & information about honey bees to our community.
To learn about other Lewis County Extension groups & events, click here.
To produce a pound of honey, worker bees may fly a (shared) total of 55,000 miles, harvesting nectar from 2 million blossoms.
An individual worker lives only 6 to 7 weeks - in her 3 final weeks, spent as a forager, she may fly 500 miles to help feed her colony.
(Source: Washington State Beekeepers' Association / Western Apiculture Society joint conference, October 5-6, 2012.)
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