National Honey Bee Day – August 17th

August 17th is National Honey Bee Day

Honey bees deserve recognition as they are responsible for more than 1/3 of the food we eat. Here at Shonnard’s, we are devoted to supporting bees and their keepers. The advancement of beekeeping is one of our goals, in addition to educating the public about honey bees and beekeeping.


Beekeeping Through the Winter Months
Presenter: Fred Selby
Date: Saturday, September 21st at 11am
Winters in the Pacific Northwest can be tough on your bees – we have tips and strategies to help you successfully overwinter your colony and bring them into spring. Topics we will cover include proper nutrition, resource allocation, moisture control, and much more. Now is the time to take these needed steps!
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Winter Care of Native Bees
Presenter: Darren Morgan
Date: Sunday October 13th @ 11am
Learn how to harvest, clean, store, and release your mason and leaf cutter bees in the spring.
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We will be offering another Bee Class Series in winter, so stay tuned for more information on that amazing opportunity – great for beginner beekeepers!