Learn How to Safely Collect a Swarm of Bees!

For new beekeepers seeking to acquire bees, PBC, in partnership with Colibri Gardens in Washougal, will be offering a full-day class on how to gather a swarm of bees. Camas bee lady Susan Knilans will be teaching new beekeepers how gather a swarm safely and easily. Spend a fascinating day learning about the magic of the swarm. We’ll put together a swarm kit and you’ll learn about using bait hives, too, and get a brief summary of the cut-out process for more experienced bee folks. Join local swarm lists and start keeping your own good, strong, local bees.

WHERE: Colibri Gardens is located at 1222 Belle Center Road, Washougal, WA 98671. Please visit their website at colibrigardens.org. They offer a world of wonderful homesteading classes, including an upcoming Intro to sustainable, year-round organic gardening March 16th!

WHEN:Our swarm class runs from 10am to 3pm, Saturday, March 30th. Bring a sack lunch and prepare to be bee-dazzled by bees!

COST: $45 (To register, just email me that you plan to attend at susanknilans@gmail.com.)

Rather leave the swarm gathering to us? Call our Kindly Swarm Collection Hot Line: 360-841-7632.