Stories tagged: beekeeping
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Hundreds of new beekeepers help Spokane honeybees rebound
In Spokane, the number of concerned locals has been steadily increasing in recent years. To accommodate the growing interest, a group of small-scale keepers started the Backyard Beekeeper’s Association (BYBA) …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
GU gets certified as honey bee-friendly campus
Some Gonzaga University students are buzzing about something other than Zags basketball. Honey bees.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Local novice beekeepers do their part to fight colony collapse
Hundreds of local residents are taking beekeeping classes at the Spokane County Washington State University Extension in hopes of pollinating their gardens, having access to fresh honey or combating honey …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, noon
Fresh Sheet: Round-up of food-related news
Olive Garden gets into the catering business, February is for Foodies in Walla Walla and you can learn to keep bees in Coeur d’Alene
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, noon
Food briefs: Conference focuses on local economies, food systems
Also, Le Potager Market Garden offers introduction to beekeeping
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
Beekeeping career helps Miller change his outlook on life
When people discover Jim Miller keeps bees, typically the first question they ask is, “How often do you get stung?” “I got stung a lot when I first started,” he …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
To local man, benefits of bees abound
Bees, not yellow jackets, but hardworking humble honeybees, used to be taken for granted. Until a couple of decades ago, farmers and gardeners simply planted their crop and assumed bees …
Wed., June 22, 2011
Commission OKs law on beekeeping
A do-it-yourself beekeeping ordinance was quickly approved Tuesday by Spokane County commissioners. Planning Director John Pederson told commissioners that testimony at a recent Planning Commission hearing on the ordinance was …
Fri., April 16, 2010
Rural beekeeping avoids restrictions, for now
Spokane County planning officials decided Thursday to think twice before sticking their fingers into a beehive. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to table indefinitely a proposal to introduce restrictions on …