The Sammamish Valley blooming season inspires an explosion of honey-bee activity and, with it, the activity of their beekeepers. If you’re new to beekeeping and thinking about getting your own hive, this series will help you learn how to manage a hive before you actually own bees. Or, if you already own colonies of honey bees, these courses can serve as a useful review.
Instructors, Gary Gibbons and Clare MacQueen, are officers and members of the Northwest District Beekeeping Association (NWDBA), and possess a wealth of knowledge and skills they are glad to share to help you get started.
In this combined outdoor and indoor class, students will learn how to harvest honey combs from the hives and then to extract honey from pre-harvested combs. The class wraps up with a taste of the final product—raw, natural honey. Fee is $35.
For more information or to register and pay-on line visit http://21acres.org/school/beekeeping-series. Early registration is encouraged, class size is limited.