Author Archives: Susan Knilans

Late Summer in the Bee Yard

While my yard is beginning to show the withering effects of August heat, there is still good bee forage. I wanted to share some of my favorite bee plants with you. These are the flowers that pack a lot of … Continue reading

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Bee Club Notes for June

Preservation Beekeeping Meeting June 3, 2017 @ Camas Library, 10 to 1 Attendees:  Susan Knilans, Pixie LaPlante, Thea Hayes, Jennifer Bargar, Barry Malanger, Jody Hymes, Tina Carter, Mel Khairia, Rick __?___, Larry Clow, Kay Clow, Bill Avery, Terry Brodie, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Viral Bees!

Who would have thought that 40,000 folks would find this little video we did so amazing. I thought everyone caught swarms like this? I share this because I really wanted to show how unaggressive bees can be. Yes, there are … Continue reading

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Drumming the Bees

The swarm began like any other swarm. Just a big, roaring, exaltation of bees, 20,000 strong and taking to the sky in a glittering amber cloud. I couldn’t possibly know in those first exhilarating moments that by days end, the … Continue reading

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Bee Club Meeting-May 6

Hello Bee Friends! Here is a compilation by Karen of our recent bee club discussions at the Camas Library on May 6! .Membership Attendance: (spelling may be incorrect) Barry Malmanger, Bill Avery, Kay Clow, Larry Clow, Margaret Kerwin, Tina Carter, … Continue reading

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SWARM SPIRIT

I had almost forgotten. But the second the sound reached my ears, memories flooded in: The sound and the controlled frenzy of thousands of bee bodies in the air, the sight of them moving like an amorphous amber cloud across … Continue reading

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BEE CLUB MEETING NOTES, APRIL 1, 2017

A busy meeting on a blustery day! First up was an announcement by Susan (me) that we need to all be aware of chilled bees on these cool spring days. Bumble bees are only 45 minutes away from starvation at … Continue reading

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April 1st Bee Club Meeting

Mark your calendars for our Bee Club meeting on April 1st! We’ll be meeting at Pixie’s place. She lives at 1227 B St., Washougal, Washington. Plan to be there at 10am. Let us know you are coming so we can … Continue reading

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March 4th Bee Club Fun

What a great time we had at our March 4th Club Meeting! There were about 18 of us in attendance and we of course had a discussion about how our bees were doing. Many members have brought hives successfully through … Continue reading

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Club Meeting on March 4th!

Howdy, all beeloveds! This month after our meeting, we’ll be constructing pollinator hotels, just in time to support the first native pollinator hatchlings, and give them some place to lay their eggs. Please bring along any hollow stems, sheets of … Continue reading

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