Beginning Bee Keeping Class

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Hosted at our home and host apiaries on Vashon Island, we look forward to sharing our experiences with you and exchanging ideas on beekeeping (and chicken coop ideas, too!). Check out our constantly refreshed photos and videos on our Tumblr blog!

April 17, Noon-2:30 p.m., $30 

La Biondo Farm  – 20602 111th Ave SW- Vashon Island (please park on street)

Brand new to beekeeping? Ever wanted to keep bees? This class will help take you through your first season of beekeeping. Conducted at host apiary La Biondo Farm, the basics include:

  • Where to set your hive
  • How to arrange your woodenware
  • How to install a package of bees
  • Be familiar with beekeeping tools
  • Understanding cues from the bees
  • Preparing your hive for winter
  • A lengthy question and answer session 

To register, please email us.

A mandatory signed hold harmless agreement is required to attend.

Please download here, print, review, sign and bring to class. 

Private Lessons/Hive Health Check (Vashon Only)

Ongoing, by appointment only, $40/hr (min. 1 hr)

If you’re trying to conduct a hive health check or just want to learn more about beekeeping, have us out to your Vashon Island apiary (or visit mine) by appointment. Top bar or Langstroth. For each additional person at the apiary, add $20 per hour.

Email us for a mutually convenient time.

Send questions you’d like answered to our tumblr blog.

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