Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day!
Three separate classes are available
- Saturday, September 10th 9am – Noon Mt. Si Nursery North Bend
- Saturday, September 10th 1pm – 4pm Kent (meet at the gate on the corner of 64th Ave S and S 226th St).
- Sunday, September 11th 10am – 1pm Green Water 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
The winter is when we lose the most honeybee colonies; this class is designed to help you reduce that potential. As the flowers begin to disappear, we need to make sure we are helping the bee prepare for winter. This means shifting the frame around so that they are in a good organization for surviving winter. Some colonies will be ready to go already, but others will need some help. Also, this is the perfect time to check if the mite treatments from summer are working or if they need more help before they begin to get into their cluster mode. Come learn what to look for and how to give your bees the best chance to survive the winter in the PNW.
The cost of this class will be $65 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.