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We’ve added hands-on field days in the apiary this year! Want to get started beekeeping? Interested in treatment-free bees and beekeeping? Have some beekeeping experience but would like to know more? Want to know more about Langstroth, Top-bar and Warre hives? These classes are for you! Children welcome. Join Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, a [...]

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Beginning Beekeeping Class Series I & II- Feb. 19th & 21st Want to get started beekeeping? Interested in chemical-free bees and beekeeping? Want to know more about Langstroth, Top-bar and Warre hives? These classes are for you! Join Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, a local landscape designer, beekeeper and apitherapist for an inspiring and informative [...]

Api means ‘Bee’- Therapy means ‘Healing Power’ Connect with the healing power of the bees through Melissa Bees’ introductory Apitherapy class. Learn how these tiny apothecaries collect their wares from the land and transform them into medicines that feed, sustain, nurture and protect their colony and hive. Discover the miraculous properties of honey, beeswax, pollen, [...]

Though its late in the season, there’s still time to extract honey! Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees will teach the basics of frame removal, uncapping, spinning, straining and bottling for both top-bar and Langstroth style hives.  Equipment will be on hand for purchase and rental. Cost: $12 (Cash or Check) or by Paypal.  Sign up [...]

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 [...]

Api means ‘Bee’- Therapy means ‘Healing Power’ Connect with the healing power of the bees through Melissa Bees’ introductory Apitherapy class. Learn how these tiny apothecaries collect their wares from the land and transform them into medicines that feed, sustain, nurture and protect their colony and hive. Discover the miraculous properties of honey, beeswax, pollen, [...]

Learn how to keep bees organically with two great Melissa Bees’ classes and support the newly opened store, Grow Organic in Hood River! Owners Jeff and Ketrina Jerome are hard at work bringing the best organic farm and garden supplies, kits and materials and D.O.Y (Doing Organic Yourself) to you. Look to grow, with Grow!   Beginning [...]

Beginning Beekeeping Class Part II 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 [...]

Beginning Beekeeping Class Part I of II-SOLD OUT- Contact Melissa 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 [...]

Two Honeybee, Health and Healing Events in Hood River Vanishing of the Bees Documentary Screening and the Molly Bee Good Project Interested in Honeybees, Health and Healing? Join us for two nights of bee health and your health at the Columbia Gorge Acupuncture Clinic in Hood River, May 21st and 24th! Vanishing of the Bees [...]

On the evening of April 1, beginning at 6:30 pm, at the White Salmon library, a variety of speakers will give 20-minute presentations about Honey bees and other native pollinators.It will begin with an introductory slide show given by Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, landscape designer, contractor and beekeeper. Topics covered will be the ‘Importance [...]

Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees presents 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) and related topics.  Hives, hive tools, and protective gear will be available for purchase the [...]

BeeSpace at TaborSpace-Mar 15th 6-9pm Portland, OR Hive Trade Show and Skep Weaving Demonstration Excited to purchase your first or second hive, gear and supplies? Curious about Top-bar, Warre and Langstroth hive types and want help deciding which to buy? Want to see how a skep is made? Come hear Portland’s best hive vendors speak [...]

Welcome to the Hive Beekeeping History & Life Cycle of the Bee The First in a Three-Part Beginning Beekeeping Series at TaborSpace Join Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, a local landscape designer, contractor and beekeeper for an inspiring and informative look into the life and times of the honeybee! Learn about humanity’s primeval relationship with [...]