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Special thanks to Patty Ingraham, Green Team Leader at Underwriters Laboratories for having me for the second year as a part of their Green Expo. We had a super engaged group of about 20 employees at the talk who are looking for ways to help bees at their homes and in their community. I look […]

Two programs: White Salmon Library Oct. 11th 2-4pm Stevenson Library Nov. 11th 2-4pm

Melissa Elliott presents the Eugene City Council and Mayor Piercy with the Melissa Bee Good Award, For Making Life Sweeter for Bees.  The Council voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on City property this spring, becoming the first municipality in the United States to do so.  Eugene has set the gold standard for […]

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Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees presents ‘Hive Medicine: How the Bees Keep Us and How We Can Better Keep Them’.  Honeybees are tiny agents of civilization, whose work underlies human agriculture and medicine.  Our very existence on the planet is tied to the presence of honeybees and we have a sacred responsibility to keep them […]

OCT. 5 -7, 2012 AMERICAN APITHERAPY SOCIETY, INC. presents the 17th ANNUAL Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and Conference GOVERNOR HOTEL, PORTLAND, OREGON Go to: www.apitherapy.org for details about the program, faculty, hotel and registration.  EARLY BEE REGISTRATION BEFORE 8/31! Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago from the use of apipuncture, or bee stings on the […]

A Special Conversation Film Series Presented by Columbia Center for the Arts in Partnership with Aiden Wood & Saylor Sundby aka The Bee Men; the Discovery School and The Earth Center Prior to ‘Queen of the Sun’ is a filming of the documentary ‘Saving the Bees’ by the Bee Men, Aiden Wood and Saylor Sundby. […]

When a honeybee colony’s population expands beyond the bounds of a hive, it will swarm, and in one reproductive act, depart with the original queen and 40,000 or so workers, leaving behind approximately the same amount of workers and soon-to-be hatched queens, one of which will mother the left-behind colony.  When a swarm commences, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Melissa Bees presents the film, ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ which last weekend won Best Documentary at the Idyllwild Film Festival and is receiving worldwide recognition. It’s about the plight of the honeybee and the phenomenon known as CCD or Colony Collapse Disorder.  The film follows two commercial beekeeepers, David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep […]