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Beginning Beekeeping- The First Year of Keeping- Columbia River Gorge, Wed May 9th 2012

Want to get started beekeeping? Interested in chemical-free bees and  beekeeping? Have you studied bees and beekeeping on your own and would like a class to fill the gaps in your understanding?

Join Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, a local landscape designer, beekeeper and apitherapist for an informative look at what to expect in your first year of beekeeping. Subjects to be discussed include hive placement and protection, sourcing bees, hiving bees (putting them in the hive), handling the bees, swarming (bees’ natural increase), supering and honey supering and related topics.  Bring protective gear (veil and gloves), as we will have a look into both Langstroth and top-bar hives, as long as weather permits.

Practical matters will be covered: the how, where, when, cost, etc. of starting beekeeping. Bring your notebooks and questions!  Hives are available for purchase.

Cost: $30 (Cash or Check) or by Paypal incl. taxes and fees.  Payment address: PO Box 62, White Salmon, WA 98672

When: May 9th, 6:30 pm

Where: Private residence, White Salmon WA. On sign-up you will receive location info.

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