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Package Bee Pick-up and Bee Day!

This is the day people come to get the package bees they ordered. This year we will have 2 different bee pick up days, please choose your day when you order! It is a fun day filled with free beekeeping demonstrations, networking, lots of fun!  Anyone is welcome to attend, even if you didn’t order bees. This is a free, community event! Please call if you need directions, map is on the contact us page! Beekeeping Store will be open, but we recommend calling in large orders in advance to save time. Fun for the whole family! Petting Zoo, Observation Hive, Magic Valley Beekeepers will have plants for sale, and lots more! Concessions available on site.

Bee Day 2018 is scheduled for Friday, April 27 from noon to 6, and Saturday April 28 from 8 to 2. Will update 2018 schedule of events as we get closer!

Bee Day Schedule of Events for 2017

10 AM……………………..Pick up bees for those wanting to get in and out quick
10:30 AM ………………………………………………… Jafina Tubbs: Top Bar Hives
11 AM ……………………………Kirk Tubbs: What, When, and How to Feed Bees
11:30  ………………………………. Larry Moss: Capturing Swarms and Cutouts

12:00 ………………………………………………………………. Hiving Demonstration
12:30……………..Kirk Tubbs: Dealing with Varroa Mites, Diseases and Pests

1PM  ……….Patrick Guzzle: Food Safety Requirements for Honey Producers
1:30 ………………………………………………………………….Hiving Demonstration
2:00 …………………………………….Tony McCammon: Growing Plants for Bees
2:30 ……………………….Kirk Tubbs: Splitting Hives and Basic Queen Rearing
3:00 ………………………………….Heidi Tubbs: Extracting and Wax Processing
3:30………………………………………………………………… Hiving Demonstration

Bee Day Schedule of Events for Saturday April 29, 2017

10 AM……………………..Pick up bees for those wanting to get in and out quick
10:30 AM ………………………. Kirk Tubbs: What, When, and How to Feed Bees
11 AM …………………………………Larry Moss: Capturing Swarms and Cutouts

11:30 ………………………………………………………………. Hiving Demonstration
12:00  …………………………………….. Steve Paulson: Planting for Pollinators
12:30………………………………..Sherry Olsen-Frank: Managing Top Bar Hives

1PM  ……….Patrick Guzzle: Food Safety Requirements for Honey Producers
1:30 ………………………………………………………………….Hiving Demonstration
2:00 ………………..Kirk Tubbs: Dealing with Varroa Mites, Diseases and Pests
2:30 ……………………….Kirk Tubbs: Splitting Hives and Basic Queen Rearing
3:00 ………………………………….. Heidi Tubbs: Extracting and Wax Processing
3:30………………………………………………………………… Hiving Demonstration
 Kirk Tubbs: Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District Manager by day, owner of Tubbs Berry Farm in his spare time. Currently president of the Idaho Mosquito and Vector Control Association. Kirk takes an Integrated Pest Management Approach to beekeeping and pest control and has done several studies on the effect of mosquito control products on bees, and presented findings at several conferences around the country.
Jafina Tubbs: Started a top bar hive last year as one of the Magic Valley Beekeepers scholarship recipients. Has been helping with her dads bees as long as she can remember.
Sherry Olsen-Frank: Vice president of Magic Valley Beekeepers’ organization,Treasurer of Western Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. Has been a Top bar bee landlord since about 2010.
Larry Moss: Has been keeping bees for decades. Is known in the valley for begin able to get just about any hive out of any building, and enjoys the challenge. Has tried lots of different beekeeping methods over the years, and loves to get a swarm call.
Steve Paulson: Owner of Native Roots LLC. Steve is a local expert on native plants, restoration seeding, and more. If you are looking for plants that will grow well, feed bees, or are native to the area, Steve can help with that!
Patrick Guzzle: Idaho Food Protection Manager, Division of Public Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. If you want to know the requirements for processing or selling honey in Idaho, he has the answers!
TonyMcCammon: Horticulturalist with the University of Idaho Extension system.  He is a dynamic speaker with 12+ years of experience in the field of plant science. Distinguishing him from others in his field of expertise is that he treats horticulture as entertainment. Tony believes humor and relevance are what keep people from switching the channel, and he uses his story-telling style to help students connect with his message. He has had the opportunity to present all over the United States on various topics including landscape design, healthy lawns, water conservation, and a variety of other horticulture-related topics.  Based in Twin Falls, Idaho, he is determined to uncover the secrets of the desert and continues research in Native American ethnobotany and plant signaling.  One particular research project in native plant domestication is providing the nursery industry many beautiful and drought tolerant options for western gardeners.  In his spare time, Tony enjoys hiking through the mountains looking for plants, rock climbing, and spending time in his edible landscape. He also relishes writing in the third person. “Tony could make a class about melting snow interesting. His energy and excitement for plants is invigorating.”  –  Brenda Hansen, Master Gardener     “After decades of being a classroom sleeper, Tony has cured my neck breaking episodes with his teaching style and hands-on demonstrations.”  –  John Balint, Master Gardener Tony has been featured on Fox News, CBS, Lee Family Broadcasting, Zone 4 Magazine, the Journal of Extension, the bulletin of the American Penstemon Society, Times News, and The Voice.  http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/county/twin-falls/horticulture     Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/UI-Extension-Southern-Idaho-Horticulture-291015704344378/
Heidi Tubbs: Owner/Operator at Tubbs Berry Farm. From canning and soapmaking to hive building and gardening, Heidi has dabbled in most of the home arts. Keeping her husband from getting too carried away with the beekeeping has become a full time job. This is who you generally talk to when you call the farm, she can generally walk you through what you need for your garden, bees, or soaping project!
Call us at (208) 961-0969 or email info@tubbsberryfarm.com for more information!