Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day!
Saturday, March 31st 9am – 11:30am Mt. Si Nursery – North Bend AND
Saturday, March 31st 12:30 – 3:00pm Rockridge Orchards – Enumclaw /’Burbs Store
•REQUIRED: Bee Suit (Full Coverall with Veil) & Gloves
We have an awesome opportunity for 10 people (per class) to join us for a day of beekeeping!
Many beginning beekeepers spend a lot of time with their bees, but very rarely get to see a great variety of colonies. During this session we will visit many colonies and focus on how to assess and manage a colony quickly. With many colonies, this will provide a great many learning opportunities.
Specifically we will be looking at getting your bees ready for coming out of winter and analyzing the deadouts. The Cherry and Plum trees are blooming, wildflowers are popping out everywhere and your bees should be building up now! In this class we will focus on judging whether or not to do box rotations, if you should feed and how, and if you have a queen or not. Because the temperatures are still low, we will also have to be quick with our analysis and inspections. The propolis will be sticking and we need to make sure we are working on our technique so we do the least bit of damage to the frames.
The cost of this class will be $50 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 Community College