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.