Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day!
Three Classes available
Saturday, May 22nd 9 –11:30am Mt. Si Nursery North Bend
Saturday, May 22nd 1pm-3:30pm Green Water (meet either at the store at 12:15 or Green Water at 12:45 to be let in the gate) Take hwy 410 East about 18 miles from our store turn right after mile marker 32 and there will be a yellow gate. OR
Sunday, May 23rd Noon-2:30pm Kent (meet at the gate on the corner of 64th Ave S and S 226th St).
- REQUIRED: Bee Suit (Full Coverall with Veil), Gloves & FACEMASK
We have an awesome opportunity for 10 people (per class) to join us for a day of beekeeping!
Saturday May 22nd – Build up your Nucs class!
If you have a nuc and want to know how to improve their chances, this is the class for you. We will look at a series of hives that were installed this year and decide how to build them up. The primary focuses will be on when to add the second box and how to add that second box. We will also be mite testing so this will be a great opportunity to get your experience on how to handle mites.
Sunday May 23rd – Splitting class and honey production class
Got overwintered colonies building up really fast? Here are some options to keep them from swarming and keep them going. We will split a few colonies and choose which ones are ready. We will have some colonies already split to see what will happen when we do it. We will also perform a queen isolation on another colony to bump up the honey production without worrying as much about swarming. In addition we will check for mites to get the ball rolling on our testing.
The cost of this class will be $55 per session and is NON-REFUNDABLE due to the fact that it is a small class & fills up fast. This class will be taught by Danny Najera.
You will need to bring the following:
You may also be required to lift heavy bee boxes.
We will provide the rest of the tools that are needed, smokers etc,
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE CLASS WITHOUT A FULL COVERALL WITH A VEIL! We have Suits available at our store.
We only have room for 10 people per class, so if you’d like to join us please stop by the store a soon as possible to sign up or call 425-432-1213.
Bee’s in the ‘Burbs
About Danny. A Kent-Meridian graduate, and Oklahoma native, Danny Najera earned his Bachelors and PhD from the University of Kansas and considers himself a scientist (Entomologist and Ecologist) and a teacher. He has taught at several colleges and universities, including the University of Kansas, and is currently instructing at Green River College.