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A Farewell Message! - Bee friends! After a long and engaging journey with you all on Meetup, I am now closing this chapter on our Natural Beekeeping explorations. We continue, of course, with classes and events, but are consolidating them at our website, www.preservationbee Susan K. Nov 4, 2017 9:04 AM
We Are Closing our Meetup Group-Natural Beekeeping! - Bee friends, we thank you for your interest in bee-centered beekeeping, and would like to encourage you to follow us and our event schedule at­. In maintaining more than one "event" site, my addled old brain has go Susan K. Sep 27, 2017 11:23 AM
Our new Website! - Folks, we are happy to announce that our new Preservation Bee Club website is up and running and taking new members. We're excited to have made so much progress with the site--and with the club!--in the past two months. You can find the site Susan K. Jan 5, 2017 1:24 PM
Meetup details changed: BEE CLUB plus Potluck lunch! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­-Beekeeping/events/235725202/ When : Saturday, Novem Susan K. Nov 23, 2016 7:18 PM
A New Beekeeping Club! - Bee Friends, hello: We had a wonderful meeting on Saturday talking autumn bees, and planning a new bee club, based on a “preservation” model. That is, we will be identifying ourselves as “preservation beekeepers”: our goal is to preserve Susan K. Oct 31, 2016 3:35 PM
Meetup details changed: Workshop Weekend Featuring 4 of Our Bee-ginner Classes. - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­Beekeeping/events/232876094/ When : Saturday, October Susan K. Sep 13, 2016 11:52 AM
Video Bees - Bee friends, in October, I will be repeating our two-day bee retreat with four of our beginner classes. I would like to tape these and make them available on my website, once I've gotten them edited and such. Is there anyone out there who might be able Susan K. Jul 26, 2016 10:52 AM
Bee Class Retreat in July---And Bee Club - Hello bee folk. I hope this summer is a good and happy time for you and your bees, or even simply planning for bees. The July workshop of four classes is filling up nicely from all directions, and I want to let all of you know that I am redoing the "Be Susan K. Jun 23, 2016 12:43 PM
Bees in my bait hive, seeing if they'd like to swarm to it - Just south of here the first bees are swarming, but ours haven't done that yet. I've got my bait hives in place and today I saw a bee checking one out, seeing if they might like too swarm into it. Come to our "How to catch a swarm" class Jacqueline F. Apr 16, 2016 7:22 PM
Bee Poll! - Folks, this is just a friendly reminder that we have an open poll going, asking you all what you would like to have more of in this group. We've had 12 responses so far. In this group of 400-plus, I KNOW we can do better than that! Come on---give us a Susan K. Apr 4, 2016 8:37 AM
Bee Poll Link - Folks, here's the link to the bee poll. A few human-beeings said it was a bit hard to locate, so here it is:­ral-Beekeeping/polls/ Susan K. Mar 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Polling Bees! - Hello Human-beeings! We've just posted a "poll" at our Meetup group, asking for your invaluable input into our planning process. We want to offer programs that you want and need. And we want to offer them where and when you want them. Please, i Susan K. Mar 21, 2016 3:37 PM
Ride - Anyone coming to the class by way of Portland? Heidi could really use a ride! You can email her from here! Susan K. Feb 17, 2016 7:40 AM
getting to the swarm class - Glad you are coming to the "How to catch a swarm of bees" class on Sunday, Feb. 7. * Arrive by 10am * Driving directions (these are way-better than your GPS) are at   Park at the NEW barn on 204th St and wa Jacqueline F. Feb 5, 2016 8:03 PM
At the Bee Class... - Hi bee-folk: I'll be bringing a few combs of honey I need to process, so I'll show you how I do it. Plus, I'll bring along some comb filled with pollen and brood, so you can see what these different cells look like! Susan K. Jan 10, 2016 2:55 PM
Meetup details changed: How to Catch a Swarm of Bees - I made a mistake on the start time for the Swarm Class on Saturday, March 28. The correct time is 11-4. If you're planning on attending, you get to sleep in. :-) For more details, see the full listing: Jacqueline F. Mar 26, 2015 2:20 PM
Bee classes Sun. Jan 25 at 10am & 1pm - I corrected the start time for the second class to 1pm. For more details, see the full listing:­Beekeeping/events/219600394/ Wh Jacqueline F. Jan 24, 2015 10:08 AM
Meetup details changed: Learn about bees -- 2 classes January 25th - I got suggestions from members that they'd really like it if we could have both classes on the same day, so I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: htt Jacqueline F. Jan 8, 2015 6:16 PM
Learn about bees -- 2 January classes near Portland - Two messages in here: 1) Visit to read reviews of my new bee book THE SONG OF INCREASE: Returning to Our Sacred Partnership with Honeybees 2) Details about two January classes "The Bee Family: Who does Jacqueline F. Jan 3, 2015 5:29 PM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] how to make a yellow jacket trap to protect your honeybees - I've got my yellow jacket traps up! They have only just begun to show in my yard. The traps have been baited since June, but only two days ago, I  started getting yellow jackets in the Susan K. Aug 15, 2014 2:45 PM
how to make a yellow jacket trap to protect your honeybees - Are yellow jackets zooming in on your hives? In late summer and early fall they can come on gangbusters and decimate a hive in short order. If this happens you'll want to reduce the size of the entrance and make sure you are preventing robbing. While y Jacqueline F. Aug 15, 2014 11:35 AM
Time change: Successes & Failures: What happened with your bees this year? - The Meetup will be on Saturday Oct. 12 from 2 - 4pm (note the time change). We're going to have a look at our bees and they should be moving more at this time. Can you come? For more details, see the full listing: Jacqueline F. Oct 4, 2013 11:27 AM
Honeybee Successes & Failures: What happened with your bees this year? - Our next Meetup is Saturday, October 12. Bring your bee tales and we'll learn what happened with everyone this year.­Beekeeping/events/95604592/ Jacqueline F. Sep 13, 2013 8:24 PM
Sacred Beekeeping now a ONE DAY class Aug. 3 - I decided to offer this as a ONE DAY class with longer hours and less cost for tuition. There will be a lot of new information about honeybees and how we can interact with them in a respectful manner so they thrive in glowing health. I hope you can com Jacqueline F. Jul 26, 2013 10:57 AM
Last Call: Bee Family on 6/1 - THE BEE FAMILY is Saturday, June 1 from 11-1:30. Might you like to attend? If so, please let me know with a quick email (include your phone and town) to [address removed] so I have a head count. More info about the class i Jacqueline F. May 30, 2013 5:18 PM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] Meetup Cancelled: The Honeybee Family: Who does What & Why - Hi Jacqueline! I am registered for the Top Bar class for tomorrow, Sat. May11. My friend wants to come with me...I haven't paid but will bring a check if that's o.k. Having trouble getti Jeanne Mare W. May 10, 2013 10:06 AM
Meetup Cancelled: The Honeybee Family: Who does What & Why - The Honeybee Family scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 12 has been cancelled because, well dang! because it's Mother's Day. My mom is on the east coast so I have an open day but that's not the case for most of the rest of you. I got plenty of emails say Jacqueline F. May 9, 2013 1:03 PM
Saturday's top bar class - Hope to see you at the bee class on Saturday.   Driving directions are at­s Once you get to our farm, you can either park in the driveway (we have one to the house and one to the barn. The class is i Jacqueline F. Apr 19, 2013 8:12 PM
Top Bar Hives for Intermediate Beekeepers 4/21 - I've updated this Meetup. Have a look:­Beekeeping/events/108645932/ When : Sunday, April 21 from 10:30am - 3:30pm Jacqueline F. Apr 17, 2013 9:29 AM
Top Bar Hives for Beginning Beekeepers 4/20 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­Beekeeping/events/108603962/ When : Saturday, April 2 Jacqueline F. Apr 17, 2013 9:22 AM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] Bee Removal on Thursday April 4 in Camas, WA - Hi Jacqueline, I would love to be part of this great adventure. I am signed up to take the beginning top bar class and am looking for bees! Coming from Carson along Hwy 14.  Many Thank Jeanne Mare W. Apr 3, 2013 8:41 AM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] Bee Removal on Thursday April 4 in Camas, WA - Jacqueline, I can do this! You are right in my backyard! We put an offer on a place (again---seems places are always slipping through our fingers...) today, and will know tonight if our offer was accepted. It would be the perfect place for Susan K. Apr 2, 2013 3:25 PM
Bee Removal on Thursday April 4 in Camas, WA - I know this is short notice but that's how these things are. I have a church in Camas that we're going to remove a hive of bees from. Thursday April 4 at 1pm. If you'd like to come and help, do email me back by Wednesday and I'll send directions. Jacqueline F. Apr 2, 2013 10:53 AM
Bee Newsletter from Jacqueline - Dec. 2012 - With a lot of support from y'all, I've finally got the Bee website up and running. Come on over and sign up for the newsletter. The Bee Newsletter will tell you about new classes, bee info and I'll share what I'm doing on the farm with our b Jacqueline F. Dec 17, 2012 2:18 PM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] Bees in Winter - I also found the email very helpful. I well have to shrink my entrances t his week.   But i have questions. I have 8 Warre HIves and two Dadant ones. My first question is I have not taken any honey off of my Warres or Dadants. I have just not had enou mark l. Oct 27, 2012 6:30 PM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] Bees in Winter - Thanks for all the great info!! christin Oct 27, 2012 12:55 PM
Bees in Winter -   Hello Meetup Bee Folks, This is Jacqueline Freeman, your Meetup Bee gal. I don't have any bee classes scheduled for this month for two reasons. First this is the month we do our biggest farm event of the year, our Heirloom Jacqueline F. Oct 27, 2012 11:50 AM
Honey class Monday Sept/17, we'll be tasting - Monday night is the fabulous HONEY class. Bring your senses -- we're going to sniff propolis, feel the warmth of wax, taste pollens and 30 different kinds of honey. If you got honey from your hive this year, bring a small jar and we'll dip out toothpic Jacqueline F. Sep 12, 2012 10:36 PM
Why a honeybee stung me this morning - This morning I had a late season swarm buzz from my bee house onto a fence post while I was in the garden. I setup a hive next to the post and started moving bees in with some feathers. BTW, a few strong long feathers are the best idea I know of when t Jacqueline F. Jul 8, 2012 3:11 PM
Are you on my bee list? (& 3 bee videos) - Are you on my Bee Mailing list? If you joined through Meetup, I probably don't have your email address. I can send you an email but I have to post to the whole list which I'd sometimes rather not do. If you send me an email directly, I'll send you my " Jacqueline F. Apr 30, 2012 9:51 PM
The Bee Swarm class & Bee Health - Bee season is here! My hives are a-buzzing and they're coming in with nectar and pollen galore. That means the queen's laying eggs and swarm season is fast approaching. We've got two honeybee classes this week, both at 6:30pm at the Venersborg Schoolho Jacqueline F. Apr 15, 2012 8:32 PM
New Meetup: Bees: The OTHER Way - Announcing a new Meetup for Natural Beekeeping! What : Bees: The OTHER Way When : Saturday, January 22,[masked]:00 AM Price : $50. Jacqueline F. Dec 30, 2010 2:43 PM
Queen of the SUN -- honeybee movie in Portland - ?QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the bees telling us?? opened this weekend at the Hollywood Theater in Portland. QUEEN OF THE SUN is a profound, alternative look at the global honeybee crisis, made by Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of The Real Dirt on Jacqueline F. Sep 19, 2010 5:12 PM
Re: [Natural-Beekeeping] New Meetup: Advanced Beekeeping with Gunther Hauk - Preview not available marie Feb 18, 2010 2:54 PM
New Meetup: Advanced Beekeeping with Gunther Hauk - Announcing a new Meetup for Natural Beekeeping! What: Advanced Beekeeping with Gunther Hauk When: Monday, March 22, 2010, 10am-4pm Price: $45 per person ($46.50 via paypal) Where: Friendly Haven Rise Farm Jacqueline F. Feb 18, 2010 2:15 PM
It's a DAYTIME Class -- Bees: The OTHER Way - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­Beekeeping/calendar/12404709/ When: Saturday, February 20,[masked]:00 Jacqueline F. Feb 13, 2010 5:06 PM
New Meetup: Bees: The OTHER Way - Announcing a new Meetup for Natural Beekeeping! What: Bees: The OTHER Way When: January 23,[masked]:00 AM Price: $50.00 per person Where: Friendly Haven Rise Farm 20309 NE 242nd Ave Battle Ground Jacqueline F. Jan 3, 2010 6:02 PM
Source for Organic Beeswax - BODY { font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px; } Hey all, Sorry to shotgun this email out there, but I was hoping someone might have a solution! I had a gal contact me looking for beeswax from user 1. Nov 6, 2009 6:49 PM
Bee Meetup on Saturday - You're invited on over to our farm for the Bee Meetup on Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Hope you can make it. Friends are welcome. $3 each and there will be something nifty for an attendance prize. I'm thinking on this first meetup that we may watch one of th Jacqueline F. Oct 22, 2009 8:05 PM
Heirloom Apple Tasting & ID on Sat. 10/17 - Bees and apple blossoms go together, don't they?­pples.html HEIRLOOM APPLE TASTING & OLD APPLE TREE IDENTIFICATION Jacqueline F. Oct 15, 2009 10:23 AM
Meetup details changed: Natural Beekeeping October Meetup - Bee member Kate just let me know I had two times down for the meeting, 1pm and 2pm. Correct time is 2pm on Saturday, Oct 24th. SO GLAD you let me know, Kate. Must have been typing with my thumbs. That happens sometimes. <g> I've updated t Jacqueline F. Oct 10, 2009 9:28 PM

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