Beginning Beekeeper Apprenticeship Course

Hello Everyone,

Below you will find all the information you need to know in regards to the upcoming Washington Masters Beekeeping Apprenticeship Course. There are limited seats available for this course so please email shelbyalbert@rocketmail.com with all names wanting to go forward with the course so we can reserve your spot today.

WHAT: Olympia Beekeepers Association, (OBA), presents the Washington Master Beekeepers Apprenticeship Course.

WHEN: This course will be on Tuesday nights for 6 weeks from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Starting Tuesday September 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and because Halloween is on Tuesday the 31st, we will have the last class night on Wednesday November 1st.  Our Graduation Night/Celebration of Knowledge will be November 13th, 2017 during the OBA regular meeting where you will receive your Apprenticeship Certificate from the Washington Master Beekeepers.

WHERE: The Best Buffet Banquet Room located at 5765 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98512, across the street from Costco and Walmart in Tumwater.  There are limited seats available.

COST: Washington Master Beekeepers charge only $10.00 for course registration and your certificate. The OBA sponsors the remainder of the course at no cost to the student.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Beginning Beekeeping/Apprenticeship 
This course will focus on the hobby, residential and small farm beekeeper. Emphasis will be put on the seasonal care of new hives and colonies. Our style is networking, participation and interaction. Our discussions are tailored to your needs and questions. We have examples and hands-on learning aids. You get to see, hold, analyze, smell and feel what the books only talk about. You will accrue a proactive knowledge base to keep your bees happy, productive, healthy and safe. The course is sanctioned by the Washington Master Beekeepers Association. Upon completion participants will receive an Apprenticeship Certificate.

If you should have any questions please feel free to let me know. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Workshop with Dr. Dewey Caron

Just Announced by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association

This is a special opportunity to learn specific tricks and techniques to get your bee colonies ready for winter.

Fall Management Techniques

With Dr. Dewey Caron

Sponsored by the Pierce County Beekeepers Association

September 17, 2016

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Allmendinger Center, WSU Puyallup Campus, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA.

With lecture, Q & A, hands-on at the apiary (weather permitting), and afternoon breakout sessions.

Lunch and break snacks are included.

$30 for PCBA members; $70 for non PCBA members.

Limited to 60 participants.

http://pcbeekeepers.org/fall-management-techniques-with-dr-dewey-caron

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact:

Marge Pearson, programs@pcbeekeepers.org

2015 Hive of the Year

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Submit your Hive of the Year Entry Now!

It’s harvest season, and it’s time to update your records, spiff up your hives, and prepare for the First Annual Hive of the Year Contest.

Win Big! Prizes for;

  • Oldest Hive
  • Most Productive Hive
  • Prettiest Hive

Pick up entry form at the next meeting or download this form: OBA 2015 Hive of the year entry form.
Enter as many hives as you wish

Entries must be submitted by November Association Meeting.
Winners announced and prizes given at December Meeting.

 

 

Volunteers Needed – Grays Harbor County Fair

We need more volunteers!
Dates are from August 5th to 9th.
We need: Friday 10-2 and 6-10, Saturday 10-2 and 2-6 and Sunday 2-6 and 6-8.
General information: Passes and tickets will be held at the Pavilion parking lot at the will call. Volunteers should go there first to get passes and parking permits. Then they are free to park at the main parking (further west) as it would be closer to the Bee Booth. I've put in a message to Rod at the Fair Grounds since I can't find the link on their site for you to use.