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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

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