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Beginner Beekeeping Class with Urban Bee Company


Beginner Beekeeping Field Class     $25 per person

Learn how to do a hive inspection, assessing for hive health, swarm behavior, and prospective harvest. Additional topics covered include bee biology, making a split, and counting mites.

Bring (all optional): a veil, smoker, hive tool; drinking water; camera; notebook. Plan to tie back long hair, and wear close-toed shoes and long pants.

Class will be held rain or shine.

Bob Redmond (instructor) is a state-certified Journeyman beekeeper with 10 years of beekeeping experience. Founder of Urban Bee Company and the non-profit The Common Acre, he currently manages 120 hives in the greater Seattle area, was co-Primary Investigator on a USDA study on wild bees, and instigated the Flight Path and Green Line pollinator conservation projects.

This is the first part of a series of beekeeping classes to be held at Carnation Farms.

Earlier Event: May 19
Opening Farm Day May 19th
Later Event: May 28
Farm Day May 28th