Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day!
Three separate classes are available
- Saturday, July 24th 9 –11:30am Mt. Si Nursery North Bend
- Saturday, July 24th 12:30-3:00pm Kent (meet at the gate on the corner of 64th Ave S and S 226th St).
- Sunday, July 25th 11am-2:30pm Green Water (meet either at the store at 10:15 or Green Water at 10:45 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.
- 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!
HONEY PRODUCTION AND MITE TREATMENTS
In this class we will be doing mite checks, weighing hives, measuring colony size, treating for mites, and performing isolations. This is part of a research initiative to help beekeepers increase honey yields as well as decrease mite counts. This will give you multiple perspectives on what you Can do when it comes to treating your hives with mechanical and chemical treatments.
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.