Tilth Alliance Class: Backyard Beekeeping 101 – Feb 17


Raise your own bees to pollinate your garden and produce delicious honey! Honey bees are essential pollinators for your garden. Their honey is a delicious and valuable product you can harvest at home to share with your family and friends.

In this class, beekeeper Britt McCombs will share her knowledge about:

  • Basic honey bee life cycle and biology
  • Parts of the hive and other necessary beekeeping equipment
  • Year-in-the-life overview of a backyard beekeeper
  • Tips for creating a pollinator-friendly garden
  • City codes and best locations for your apiary

This visually-rich, lecture-based course is designed for people who are considering keeping bees. Bring your questions!

Tilth Alliance strives to educate everyone, regardless of their financial means. Apply for a scholarship.

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Instructor Bio: With over two decades of teaching experience, Britt McCombs is an enthusiastic educator and life-long learner and member of the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. She maintains her own backyard beehives and has several seasons’ experience instructing new beekeepers about colony installation. As a guest speaker in schools and garden clubs, she’s spread her excitement about bees and other pollinators in the Seattle area for the last five years.

Registration Details

Ticket Type Price
Member $35.00
Individual $45.00
Individual: Backyard Beekeeping 101 and All About Chickens $80.00
Household $70.00