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Airway Heights prison beekeeping program inspires sustainability and self-improvement

AHCC had gardening and composting programs for years, but in spring 2016 the prison approached master beekeeper Jim Miller with a proposal to create a cutting-edge apprenticeship program at the …

Gardening: Beekeeping conference at EWU will offer latest on bee science and conservation

Beekeeping has become a very popular hobby in our region and beyond in the last few years. Beekeeping classes fill quickly, and several new beekeeping clubs have popped up in …

Gardening: Classes might be welcome break from winter blues

The holidays are over and the reality of winter – what there is of it – is settling in. Cabin fever for gardeners will be setting in soon so here …

Sweet deal: Spokane beekeepers offer info, honey at Interstate Fair

There are more than 300 members of the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association, which has maintained a booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for over 25 years.

Bioengineering advances at WSU could help save honey bees

Researchers at Washington State University may be able to help save honey bees by introducing microparticles to the bees’ digestive system that absorb harmful toxins found in pesticides.

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

GU gets certified as honey bee-friendly campus

Some Gonzaga University students are buzzing about something other than Zags basketball. Honey bees.

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 …

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

Food briefs: Conference focuses on local economies, food systems

Also, Le Potager Market Garden offers introduction to beekeeping

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …