Basics of Bee Keeping Presentation Follow Up

I would like to thank everyone who turned out for my presentation at Bastyr Univeristy this past weekend! Thanks are also in order for everyone that helped make the event happen -- the many student volunteers, organizers Elaynee and Bethany, my assistant Josh, bookstore managers Marty and Kevin, and my family (for putting up with me during the week prior to the event). No thanks are given to my photo display that blew over in the wind, but these are the things that happen when the speaker before you runs over their time so you can't set up your display properly. C'est la vie!

 A frame being pulled from one of my hives. Note the capped brood in the center, surrounded by an arc of white capped honey. 

A frame being pulled from one of my hives. Note the capped brood in the center, surrounded by an arc of white capped honey. 

As promised, here are the handouts that were available after the class. Depending on your computer, the document will either open in a new window or will automatically download. Feel free to print a copy for yourself, and to share this page with anyone that may find the information useful.

  • Table comparing honeybees to native bees, and the pros & cons of raising each.
  • A list of resources for native bee or honeybee supplies and information.
  • Costs associated with beginning your first Langstroth style honeybee hive.
  • A table indicating the "what & when" of caring for mason and leafcutter bees.

I didn't want to exceed my scheduled time, so I know there were a few questions that I didn't get to answer. You can contact me directly with questions or comments, or simply post them below.

Katy Penwell

of Milk and Honey, Lynnwood, WA 98087, USA