Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day!
Saturday, June 20th 9am – 11:30am Mt. Si Nursery in North Bend AND
Saturday, June 20th 1:00 – 3:30pm 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 masks for those who need one.
We have an awesome opportunity for 10 people (per class) to join us for a day of beekeeping!
Now is the time for your bees to be soaring! The himalayan blackberry is in flower almost everywhere in our region. If you are around sea level, it is almost peak bloom. If you are in the hills, it is just starting. In this class we will look at how to maximize your colony this time of the year and into the coming months. Two things are most important. First, how to know if they have enough space (and to give it to them if they don’t), and how healthy are they regarding mites. Time to get your firs hand experience!
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.