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Introduction to Beekeeping Classes

Classes this year are the first weekend in May – 6th and 7th from 12:00 to 4:00 both days at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center. You can pre-register at Si View Parks Registration We’ll cover treatment-free and traditional methods, splits, combines, foundationless … Continue reading

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Additional Beekeeping Class from WSBA

Another beginner beekeeping class is being hosted by the West Sound Beekeepers Association in Silverdale. Feb 24 to Mar 31 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8pm. The 2015 class consisting of 6 sessions of approximately 2 hours in length. … Continue reading

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2015 Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping 101 – w/ Treatment-Free practices. This class is a two-part class (two afternoons) including all the information you’ll need to get started in beekeeping. Also included is information on keeping bees in a treatment-free program (foundationless, small-cell, top-bar and … Continue reading

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Webinar on Varroa Mites – Tuesday 5/13/2014

Here is a webinar of interest to serious beekeepers on Tuesday, 5/13. Apologies for the short notice. What: The USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center is holding a webinar on Varroa mites. Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman will discuss Varroa mite population … Continue reading

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2014 Pacific Northwest Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference

2014 Pacific Northwest Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference Science Supports Healthy Bees! August 2-3, Medford, Oregon This year’s conference will allow participants to experience our small, diverse farm in Southern Oregon. A great lineup of speakers includes Maryann Frasier and Sam Comfort. … Continue reading

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Natural Beekeeping Classes – April 26 & 27

Board member Nathan Rausch is hosting Corwin Bell (http://www.backyardhive.com/) for two beekeeping classes in April at his 5-acre farm in the Renton Highlands (Lake MacDonald/Maple Hills neighborhood). Nathan has a great 1100-sq ft gathering space and apiary. Natural, Treatment-free, Bee … Continue reading

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2014 Class Schedule – Official class listings.

Registration for the following classes is done through Si-View (http://www.siviewpark.org/ Registration opens Dec 13). “Backyard Beekeeping – Is it for me?” can be done drop-in, but pre-registration helps the instructor plan for class sizes. Backyard Beekeeping – Is it for … Continue reading

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Mead Making 101

Mead usually conjures up images of loud vikings and boisterous drinking halls. In reality, mead is a refined and delicate beverage with many subtleties, flavors, and styles. Dry mead can be a refreshing aperitif, and sweet mead does nicely as … Continue reading

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Classes at West Sound Beekeepers

Greetings from the West Sound Beekeepers Association, Our club is putting on two classes in the near future and we wanted to make sure you and all of your members are invited to sign up. 1) Beekeeping in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Honey and Mead Making 101

So, you want to make honey wine? This class offers basic information about Honey, and honey selection, including local types, nectar flows and how it affects the mead. We will also go over how to find beekeepers in your area … Continue reading

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