It has been a while since I posted a blog, but as we drove back from the annual Oregon State Beekeepers Conference in Florence, Oregon, I couldn't help but reflect on the quality of the presentations. One of the major themes was the role of nutrition in managing the myriad adverse conditions our colonies face. Fortunately, this is something we can influence by planting diverse bee-friendly seeds and by ensuring good winter stores.
Our thanks go to the organizers for picking an excellent venu, selecting a great program, and on organizing the fabulous weather. It certainly put me in a good mood, and I think the attendees too. Oregon beekeepers are a friendly lot, but they seemed especially so at the conference.
We launched a swath of new products at the conference, and were happy with their reception. In the next few weeks, we will be posting a new line of hive top covers, a completely new vivaldi board, a new bottom board with the best mite tray on the market, and a queen introduction frame that doubles as a queen sequestering frame. We are looking forward to an exciting 2020 season.