So you’d like to become a beekeeper? We’ve put together a series of lessons to help get you started keeping bees.
The tradition of keeping bees, teaching beekeeping and enjoying the late summer honey harvest is both a family tradition and an important part of our company. We invite you to share in this tradition – let us help you get started with your first hive, some essential beekeeping tools, protective clothing, or additional beekeeping resources.
In addition, this Beekeeping Calendar gives a great overview of what is happening in the hive at all times of the year.
Lesson 1: The History of Beekeeping
Lesson 2: The Anatomy of a Bee
Lesson 3: The Brood Rearing Process
Lesson 4: Queen, Worker and Drone Behavior
How to Keep Bees
Lesson 6: Nectar and Pollen Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Lesson 7: Beekeeping Equipment and Hive Assembly
Lesson 8: Selecting the Apiary Site
Lesson 9: Packaged Bees and How To Care For Them
Swarming, Extracting, and other Common Beekeeping Issues
Lesson 11: Swarming: Causes and Control
Lesson 12: How to Hive A Swarm
Lesson 13: Extracting the Honey Crop
Lesson 15: Colony Treatment for Bee Disease and Mite Control