Free Bees! Swarm Trap Making Class


Saturday, February 22nd @ 1pm – 3:30pm

Instructor: Fonta Molyneaux

Location: Shonnard’s Nursery,  6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis

Contact: 541-929-3524 or

Free Bees! Learn to acquire Honeybees the old fashioned way with swarm catching, trapping and bait hives. This class will teach all the tips and tricks needed to ready your efforts for swarm season!

This class is one part lecture and one part DIY swarm trap making! By using an all natural lure and everyday materials we will create a swarm trap that can be used season after season. Materials are provided. You’ll be amazed at how fruitful these time honored traditions in beekeeping are.

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Instructor Bio:

Fonta Molyneaux is a Mother of three, Natural Beekeeper, Master Herbalist, and Organic Farmer. She founded Sun Queen School of Apiary Arts where she teaches bee centered natural beekeeping throughout the West Coast. Her family farm Wild Everlasting Farm & Honey is located on 30 acres east of Eugene Oregon where she and her family cultivate a biodiverse farmstead with over 100 varieties of medicinal herbs and rare edible fruit trees and shrubs among apiaries and a diverse native bee community. Wild Everlasting was honored as The Oregon Bee Project 2019 flagship farm for Bee health and habitat preservation.
Learn more about her work on instagram @beekeepingbotanist and @wildeverlastingfarm, also at Facebook at /wildeverlastingfarm and /sunqueenschool.