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Beginning Beekeeping Class Series 2014

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, ToBee Academyp-bar and Warre hives? These classes are for you! Children welcome.

Join Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees, a local landscape designer, beekeeper and apitherapist for an inspiring, informative and practical look into the life and times of the honeybee and beekeeper.

Class 1: ‘History of Beekeeping and Life-Cycle of the Bee‘-  Learn about humanity’s primeval relationship with the bee, her medicine and honey. Peer into the mysterious inner workings of the hive. Discover the miraculous abilities of our most ancient ally, the honeybee. Practical matters will be covered: the how, where, when, cost, etc. of starting beekeeping.  Tues. Feb 25th, 6:30 pm  1 1/2 hrs. $35


Class 2: ‘The First Year of Keeping‘- Subjects include hive placement and protection, sourcing bees, hiving bees (putting them in the hive), handling the bees, swarming (bees’ natural increase), supering and related topics.  Resource materials will be available to take home. Tues. Mar 4th, 6:30 pm 2 hrs. $40


Early April TBA:

Class 3: ‘Hiving Bees’ field day in our apiary, where you’ll have a chance to see a few techniques for putting bees in a hive and ask questions.  Full beekeeping gear required for IMG_1278participants. 1 hr. $15

Class 4: ‘Hands-on Hive Inspection’  field day in our apiary where you’ll learn how to manipulate frames, identify eggs, brood and find the queen.  Discussion will cover when and how to super your hive.  We’ll have a look at top-bar and Warre hives as well.  Full beekeeping gear required for participants. 1 hr. $15

Late April/Early May TBA:

Class 5: ‘Swarms and Splits’:  We’ll discuss swarming in more depth and basic techniques for splitting hives to increase your apiary.  Hive inspection and re-queening issues will be covered.  1 1/2 hr. $35

Aug TBA:

Class 6: ‘Honey House’: Join us in a sticky kitchen and learn how to uncap, spin and bottle honey.  Learn how to recover remnant wax. $15

ALL SIX CLASSES:  $150 paid in advance.


Payment: (Cash or Check) or by Paypal incl. taxes and fees.  Payment address: PO Box 62, White Salmon, WA 98672.  Please submit payment at least one week before class.

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

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Melissa Bees at Gorge Food Forum: ‘Landscaping for Bee Health’ Oct. 12th, Skamania, WA

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Hive Medicine: Intro to Apitherapy and BeePharm Apitherapy Products Demo at People’s Co-op in Portland Oct. 1st

BeePharm Peoples 2013 Poster Final

Beginning Beekeeping Class Series 2013- Columbia River Gorge

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 look into the life and times of the honeybee and beekeeper! In class one- ‘History and Life-Cycle of the Bee‘-  learn about humanity’s primeval relationship with the bee, her medicine and honey. Peer into the mysterious inner workings of the hive.  Discover the miraculous abilities of our most ancient ally, the honeybee. Practical matters will be covered: the how, where, when, cost, etc. of starting beekeeping. In class two -’The First Year of Keeping‘- subjects include hive placement and protection, sourcing bees, hiving bees (putting them in the hive), handling the bees, swarming (bees’ natural increase) honey supering and related topics.  Resource materials will be available to take home.

Cost: $80 for two classes (Cash or Check) or by Paypal incl. taxes and fees.  Payment address: PO Box 62, White Salmon, WA 98672.

Payment: Due by Feb. 12th.

 When: Feb 19th & 26th @ 6:30 pm

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

Buy Beginning Beekeeping Series -Feb. 19th & 21st :

Apitherapy Class & Bee Pharm Products Demo at People’s Co-op in Portland Jan. 26th, 2013

Register Here

Hive Medicine- Introduction to Apitherapy and Hive Products- Nov. 1st, 2012

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, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom and find out how you can use them to nourish yourself. Sample and purchase Melissa Bees’ Hive Medicine products from chemical-free hives, and acupuncturist Frederique Keller’s gorgeous array of BeePharm apitherapy and ‘Beauty and the Bee’ products frequently featured on Dr. OZ  and recently mentioned on Gywneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter goop! Just a few of her life-affirming products include Bee Bread, Api-Defense, Bee Venom Eye Drops, Joint and Muscle Rescue, and Skin Rejuvenation and Firming Creams.

Cost: $35.00  Pay by PayPal, Check or Cash.  Payment address: PO Box 62, White Salmon, WA 98672

When: Thurs. Nov. 1st  5:00 pm sharp!

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

 

Honey Harvest 2012 Class- Sat. Oct. 13th @ Grow Organic Store- Hood River

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 here or at Grow Organic, stop by the store 2035 12th Street, Hood River or give them a call: (541) 632-DIRT

When: Oct. 13th, 2012 2:00 pm

Where: Grow Organic, 2035 12th Street, Hood River

 





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.

Hive Medicine- Introduction to Apitherapy and Hive Products- Tues. May 22nd, 2012

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, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom and find out how you can use them to nourish yourself. Sample and purchase Melissa Bees’ Hive Medicine products from chemical-free hives, and acupuncturist Frederique Keller’s gorgeous array of BeePharm apitherapy and ‘Beauty and the Bee’ products frequently featured on Dr. OZ  and recently mentioned on Gywneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter goop! Just a few of her life-affirming products include Bee Bread, Api-Defense, Bee Venom Eye Drops, Joint and Muscle Rescue, and Skin Rejuvenation and Firming Creams.

Cost: $30.00  Pay by PayPal, Check or Cash.  Payment address: PO Box 62, White Salmon, WA 98672

When: Tues. May 22nd 6:30 pm

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

 

 

 

 

Melissa Bees’ Columbia Gorge Beginning Beekeeping Classes- at Grow Organic- Hood River April 10th & 17th, 2012

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 Beekeeping Class I- History of Beekeeping & Life Cycle of the Bee- April 10th, 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 inspiring and informative look into the life and times of the honeybee! Learn about humanity’s primeval relationship with the bee, her medicine and honey. Peer into the mysterious inner workings of the hive.

Discover the miraculous abilities of our most ancient ally, the honeybee. Practical matters will be covered: the how, where, when, cost, etc. of starting beekeeping. Bring your notebooks and questions!  Grow Organics has hives, equipment and books for you to purchase at the store.

Cost: $30 (Cash or Check) or by Paypal.  Sign up by 4/6/12. Sign up here or at Grow Organic, stop by the store 2035 12th Street, Hood River or give them a call: (541) 632-DIRT

When: April 10th, 6:00 pm

Where: Grow Organic, 2035 12th Street, Hood River

Beginning Beekeeping Class II- The First Year of Keeping- April 17th, 2012  SOLD OUT

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) honey supering and related topics. Practical matters will be covered: the how, where, when, cost, etc. of starting beekeeping. Bring your notebooks and questions! Grow Organics has hives, equipment and books for you to purchase at the store. This course is for everyone, regardless of whether or not you attended the first class.

Cost: $30 (Cash or Check) or by PayPal.  Sign up by 4/6/12. Sign up here or at Grow Organic, stop by the store 2035 12th Street, Hood River or give them a call: (541) 632-DIRT.

When: April 17th, 6:00 pm

Where: Grow Organic, 2035 12th Street, Hood River