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PNW623 (replaces PNW245)
Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A Guide for Commercial Growers and Beekeepers

Explains the use of managed honey bee colonies in pollinating agricultural crops, currently valued at $15 billion in the United States. Includes details on colony strength evaluation and regulatio ...

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PNW682
Overwintered Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies: Big Solutions in Small Packages

This publication describes how commercial and backyard beekeepers can minimize colony losses and related problems by establishing nucleus colonies.

Reviewed by WSU specialist W.S. Sheppard. ...

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FS017E/Formerly EB1477E
Protecting Honeybees Against Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets are usually beneficial because they kill many insect pests. However, some species, such as the western yellowjacket (Paravespula pennsylvanica), the common yellowjacket (P. ...

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