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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-
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.
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: email@example.com