Stories tagged: beekeeping
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
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.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
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.
Some Gonzaga University students are buzzing about something other than Zags basketball. Honey bees.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
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
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
Also, Le Potager Market Garden offers introduction to beekeeping
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
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
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
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
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 …