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Seattle Tilth: Backyard Beekeeping 101 – Feb 11

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Location: Good Shepherd Center, Room 107

BeeFlowerWEBHave you been thinking about raising bees in your backyard? Raise your own bees to pollinate your garden and produce delicious honey.

Winter is the perfect time to begin your spring hive to enjoy throughout the year. Honeybees are essential pollinators for your garden. Their honey is a delicious and valuable product you can harvest at home and share with your family and friends. Expert beekeeper Corky Luster will cover the fundamentals of beekeeping, including equipment, parts of the hive, bee food, seasonal management, apiary location and city codes. Then get ready to enjoy your own beehive and fascinating new hobby all year! This lecture-based introductory course is designed for people who are considering keeping bees. Bring your questions!

Backyard Beekeeping 101 is the first part of our three-part beekeeping series.

Register here.  If you would like to register by paper, please use this form and e-mail  register@seattletilth.org, fax (206) 633-0450 or send to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.

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Instructor Bio: Corky Luster, from Seattle, was first introduced to beekeeping in 1982. He has served on both the Washington State Beekeepers Association and the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. Corky is the founder and owner of Ballard Bee Company, Seattle’s only full-service supplier of beekeeping equipment. He maintains over 130 hives in and around Seattle. Corky has widely promoted urban pollination in the city and teaches numerous beekeeping classes each year for Seattle Tilth. In 2011 he received an AMD Visionary of the Year Award for his work with urban beekeeping.

Good Shepherd Center, Room 107

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N.
Seattle, WA

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Ticket Type Price
Individual $36.00
Member $25.00
Household (2 adults) $54.00