Beekeeping 401: Beekeeper for a day! Sunday 7\31\16
1st class: 9am – 11am
2nd class: 12pm – 2pm
3rd class: 3pm – 5pm
•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!
The overwintering research from Green River College (GRC) has led to one primary conclusion: in order to survive the winter, the mites are the most important thing to control. With this knowledge, they have started a MITE BUSTER coordination campaign to maximize our efforts at keeping the mite populations low.
In efforts to Kick off the MITE BUSTER program we will be coordinating mites counts for all of the colonies. The specific method we will be using to assess mite infestations is the sugar shake. Come join us to learn how to do this, then return to your hives and perform the same test. The data obtained will be given to GRC to obtain a general level of mite infestation in the area. We will be doing this in three groups, both on Sunday July 31st.
9:00 am – 11:00 am – Mt Si Nursery
12:00 noon – 2:00 – Rock Ridge and Bees in the Burbs
3: 00 – 5:00 – $ & Cent, Mary Olsen, Soos Creek.
Once we have the data, we will determine the best strategy to coordinate our mite population reductions to be the last week of August.
The cost of this class will be $50 and is NON-REFUNDABLE. The class will be taught by Danny Najera.
We will meet at Bees in the ‘Burbs. 28634 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd. SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038.
You will need to bring the following:
•Bee Suit (Full Coverall with Veil) & Gloves The class is non-refundable due to the fact that it is a small class & fills up very fast.
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.
You may also be required to lift heavy bee boxes.We will provide the rest of the tools that are needed, smokers etc,
We only have room for 10 people, so if you’d like to join us please stop by the store a soon as possible to sign up.
Bee’s in the ‘burbs – 425-432-1213
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. Danny is on the board of trustees for the Puget Sound Keepers Association and is married with two kids.