Education

The BeeManiacs staff volunteers for many educational events, online education systems, and also hands-on mentoring at our educational bee yard.

After receiving many requests from people that would like to get started in beekeeping but their schedules cannot fit any available classes or there’s just not a class in their area, we decided to develop an online beekeeping education system.

We decided to release this online education project working together with the Backyard Beekeepers Association (501C3 non-profit) and we teamed up with their educational volunteers to release their online classes starting from April 2017. They will continue hosting in-person classes in Deer Park, WA, but will offer the online platform at the same time, for beekeeping enthusiasts that are not in driving distance or cannot match the class schedule. For more information please visit their website: http://www.backyard-beekeepers.org/

If you are looking for educational material we generated, or presentations we have shared in a class or event, please follow this link to our Educational Wiki site.

If you are in driving distance from our educational bee yard and coming to our hands-on classes, please note that beekeeping protective gear is required.

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Upcoming hands-on mentoring and events

  • 07/08/2017 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am – Backyard Beekeepers Association Beginner Beekeeping Class – Field Day #4 – Location: BeeManiacs Educational Bee Yard
  • 08/26/2017 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am – Backyard Beekeepers Association Beginner Beekeeping Class – Field Day #5 – Location: BeeManiacs Educational Bee Yard

Some relevant past events

  • 04/15/2017
    • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm –Bee Day and Beekeeping Equipment swap meet at BeeManiacs
    • 10:00 am to noon – Backyard Beekeepers Association Beginner Beekeeping Class – Field Day #1 – Location: BeeManiacs Educational Bee Yard
  • 11/05/2016 – Farm and Food Expo – Vendor and Presentations – Location: Spokane Comunity College
  • 07/23/2016 – No mentoring on this Saturday – Field trip from Backyard Beekeepers Association starting at 1:00 pm. Meeting at 12:45 pm at BeeManiacs parking lot and carpooling to Bob Arnold’s commercial yard for several educational demonstrations. Then heading back to BeeManiacs for hobby demonstrations and honey extraction demonstration. Follow this link to see some pictures.
  • 05/15/2016 – Sustainable Preparedness Expo, Spokane – Vendor and Beekeeping presentation
  • 04/16/2016 – Package day at BeeManiacs – Package installation demonstrations
  • 09/13/2015 – Permaculture Convergence presentation – Honeybees and pollinators in permaculture gardens
  • 11/07/2015 – Northwest Seed And Pet – Introduction to Beekeeping
  • 11/13/2015 – Small Farms Conference – Small-Scale Pollinating Options For The Homestead
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