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Club Apiaries & Hands-On Classes

     Our general hive inspection outdoor classes for members are held this season April through August, 10, 2024 Saturdays are 1 PM - 3 PM at the Maltby location. There may be classes Sundays at the Granite Falls location; verify by contacting Ron at for times and dates.

    Advance registration is preferred, even if day of the class. For the Maltby site, text or call Eli 206-859-7392 or email, or Ron at for the Granite Falls. Please indicate how many are attending and if you can not provide bee jackets and veils, we can.

     If you wish to be notified or reminded in a weekly email which apiaries are offering classes that weekend, email to be placed on the notification list. Please respond asap if you receive such a notification of openings and wish to attend.

     The annual Queen Rearing Workshop is continuing through much of July. For information contact Eli. Signups at .


     We can only open hives and demonstrate inspection techniques if the weather is close to or about 60 degrees F and sunny. If we can’t open bee hives, there is still lots to show and demonstrate:

  1. 2 methods of oxalic acid vaporization (a popular treatment for Varroa) and how to light a smoker.

  2. BYOS (Bring Your Own Smoker) and we will help you light it and see how to keep it going.

  3. Winterization, feeding and hive management, apiary setup, etc.

  4. Broodminder sensor & FLIR photography

      If you are interested in seeing the Broodminder app used to upload data, we have a sensor at each apiary. Broodminder and FLIR are not essential for beekeeping but are fun to use to image what’s going on inside our hives, and they give us an excuse to “talk bees” during the fall/winter months.


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