Join us and your fellow beekeepers for our biennial beekeeping short course in Pullman at Washington State University. This course provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and experience a wide array of beekeeping topics.
Friday, June 14th we will have a wine and cheese social with honey exchange and presentations by university graduate students and others. For those interested in the honey exchange – bring two one-pound jars of your finest honey.
Saturday, June 15th participants are divided into groups and then rotate through stations around campus. Topics include pest/disease identification and management, diagnostic laboratory activities, honey bee IPM, gloveless beekeeping, bee biology, introduction to queen rearing, and a bee beard demonstration. Lunch will be provided on Saturday afternoon.
The course is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in. For those interested in the smoker lighting competition – bring your own smoker and favorite fuel.
Registration fee $75 Registration Form