Beekeeping 101: Intro to Beekeeping

Saturday, March 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Swanson’s Nursery: 9701 15th Ave. NW

Have you been thinking about raising bees in your backyard? Honeybees are an asset to the backyard gardener because they pollinate fruit trees, berries, vegetables, and other garden plants. And of course, their honey is a delicious and valuable product you can harvest at home and share with your family and friends.

Corky Luster, apiarist and founder of the Ballard Bee Company, will present a lecture-style introductory course covering the fundamentals of beekeeping, including equipment, parts of the hive, apiary location and codes, feeding and treating bees, as well as seasonal management. Contact Ballard Bee Company to sign up for seminars: (206) 459-4131.

On March 29, Corky will offer a follow-up seminar, Beekeeping 201: Beginning Your Apiary. There is a $35/person charge for each seminar, or bring a friend for a discounted $60/2 people. Each class finishes with a drawing for beekeeping equipment. Class size is limited to 30 people; payment in full holds your spot. (Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks before each class). Learn more about Ballard Bee Company.