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Columbia Gorge First Year of Keeping Class- 2nd in a 3 part Series

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 night of class.  Please let Melissa know at sign up if you are interested in purchasing a hive.  This course is for everyone, regardless of whether or not you attended the first class!

Cost: $16

When: Tues, Mar 29th @ 7:00 pm

Where: Six Rivers Mediation, 205 N Wasco Loop Hood River, OR 97031

To Register: Email Melissa

Hive Trade Show & Skep Weaving Demonstration

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 about the attributes of their hives! Here’s your chance to handle the equipment, talk with the makers one-on-one in person and purchase hives, hive supplies and protective gear.

Top-bar and Warre Hive Vendors:

Matthew Reed of Bee Thinking, local and international supplier of reclaimed Western Red Cedar Top-bar and Warre hives.

Benjamin Clark of Benjamin’s Bee Boxes, locally handcrafted Kenyan style top-bar hives made from reclaimed Douglas Fir.

Langstroth Vendor:Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees will provide quality Langstroth hives from local suppliers.

-SKEP WEAVING DEMONSTRATION BY SKEPPIST JOY MARKGRAF-

PROGRAM

6-6:30pm: Melissa Elliott of Melissa Bees will give a 1/2- hr talk regarding what to expect in your first year of keeping. 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.

6:30- 7:15: Individual presentations by Top-bar, Warre and Langstroth hive vendors.

7:15-9:00: Talk one-on-one with Top-bar, Warre and Langstroth hive vendors, purchase hives and hive supplies, try on and buy protective gear.

Cost: $12-16

When: Mar. 15th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215 Phone: 503-238-3904

To Register: email Melissa Elliott: elliottmelissa@mac.com

 

Welcome to the Hive- TaborSpace Feb 15th & 22nd

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 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!

Cost: $12-16

When: One class offered on two dates: Feb. 15 or 22nd at 7pm.

Where: TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215 Phone: 503-238-3904

To Register, email Melissa Elliott: elliottmelissa@mac.com