Do you want to own and maintain your own beehive, but don’t know where to start? Do you already have bees, but need a little help knowing what to do next? Corky Luster, apiarist and founder of the Ballard Bee Company, presents this free seminar introducing the basics, including apiary sighting and Seattle municipal codes for backyard beekeepers. Sign up for this free seminar by contacting Ballard Bee Company 206-459-4131. Saturday, August 9: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
For those who want to learn more, Corky will offer two additional beekeeping seminars this spring. February 8th:Introduction to Beekeeping; March 8: 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.
Seminars offered at Swansons are free, unless otherwise noted. Some may require sign-up in advance so materials can be prepared. Please be aware that seminars are often full, so arriving ten minutes early to be assured of a seat is recommended. Due to limited space, please do not bring your pet to seminars. Come enjoy Swanson’s seminars and improve your gardening know-how!