Zoom Fireside Chat – V.S.H. Virgins & Drones

Tuesday July 28, 7:00 P.M. Pacific

Corey Stevens, Garret Wilkinson & Iain Glass

Varroa resistant bees, (V.S.H.), obtaining Virgin Queens as opposed to mated and the importance of Drones.

For some Background, check out the Podcast with Corey Stevens from Stevens Bee Co

https://fiveapple.podbean.com/e/interview-with-queen-breeder-cory-stevens-57/

Registration Required

https://www.ensurehivefuture.org/?page_id=419

or go to FaceBook Live @ Ensure Hive Future page

 

 

2 for 1 Beekeeping Course Special

Our response to these changed times is 2 for 1 pricing for all of our classes.

We’ve made these changes so people physical distancing together (i.e beekeeping partners or immediate family) can help each other operate equipment and cameras so the course can be run effectively over distance.

We see this as an opportunity to increase the quality of the instructional experience and learning outcomes. All of the instructional videos will be recorded and posted for you to review whenever you need a refresher.

No Mow May

No Mow May is a campaign put on by Plant Life, an organization based in the UK. It challenges you to not mow your lawn for the month of May. Then at the end of the month, you can see all of the beautiful pollinators your lawn attracts every day!

 

Here is the link to Plant Life’s homepage:

Homepage

Planting for Pollinators

With spring here, everybody is out in their garden. However, it is important to remember you are not the only one in your garden, there are pollinators too! Planting for pollinators is the concept of making your garden a paradise for pollinators. There are many actions you can take towards this goal. Growing plants native to your region and eliminating pesticides are just a couple examples.

 

Visit these websites for more information:

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml

https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/create-pollinator-friendly-garden-birds-bees-butterflies/

 

Or visit this site for ecoregional planting guides:

https://www.pollinator.org/guides

 

 

World Bee Day- May 20th, 2020

 

On May 20th, we celebrate bees to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators. World Bee Day falls on the birthday of Anton Janša, the pioneer of modern beekeeping. Bees play an essential role in our food systems and natural environments. Scientists estimate that bees are responsible for  pollinating a third of the food we eat.

Despite their contribution to our food supply, human activity is threatening bees. Unsustainable farming practices, land-use change, loss of habitat, and climate change  all have a negative impact on bees and other pollinators. 

At Ensure Hive Future, we are working hard to help the community understand the significance of the honey bee and the ways beekeepers and pollinator-friends can take action. The solutions are simple – support sustainable agriculture, buy local honey, plant native flowers, and share your appreciation for bees! For more information about how you can contribute to a buzzing future, visit our ‘Resources‘ and the UN World Bee Day page for great information and videos. 

 

We’re partnering with Topshelf Feeds!

A new partnership to provide better service and education to our community!

Topshelf Feeds takes their community and their customers seriously and are working to promote local bees and food security.

Topshelf Feeds and Ensure Hive Future are teaming up to offer beekeeping courses and start-up materials at an affordable price. Ensure Hive Future will provide the instruction and bees and Topshelf will provide materials and supplies.

Contact your Topshelf manager or Ensure Hive Future for more information.