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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 a 2 day weekend, you can pick up bees either day. It is a fun weekend filled with free beekeeping demonstrations, workshops, activities, networking, and lots of fun!  Anyone is welcome to attend, even if you didn’t order bees. This is a free, family friendly, community event! If you need directions, there is a 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, Activities, workshops, demonstrations, honey tasting, and more! If you want to help out, here is a link to our volunteer page http://signup.com/go/CbYGCHU

Honey Raspberry pulled pork, hotdogs, and more at the concession stand!

Bee Day Schedule of Events for 2018
Friday, April 27 12-6

Noon ………………………………….Tony McCammon: Growing Plants for Bees
12:45  ……………………………………………………………… Hiving Demonstration
1:30 …………………………………………………………………………………………  TBA
2:15  ………………………………….. Larry Moss: Capturing Swarms and Cutouts

3:00………………. Kirk Tubbs: Dealing with Varroa Mites, Diseases, and Pests
3:45  …………………………………Sherry Olsen-Frank: Managing Top Bar Hives
4:30 ………………………….. Jafina Tubbs: What, When, and How to Feed Bees
5:15 ………………………………………………………………….Hiving Demonstration
 

Saturday April 28, 2018
8-2

8 AM………………………………………..Caleb Tubbs: Lighting and Using a Smoker
8:45 …………………………. Heidi Tubbs: Do Bees Have Teeth? All About Honeybees
9:30 …… ………………………………………..Steve Paulson: Planting for Pollinators

10:15 ……………………………….Heidi Tubbs: Soap, Lotion, Lip Balm and Candles
11:00  ………………………………………………………………….  Hiving Demonstration
11:45……………………………………………………………………….. Cooking with Honey

12:30  …………………Kirk Tubbs: Dealing with Varroa Mites, Diseases, and Pests
1:15 ………………………………………..Heidi Tubbs: Extracting and Wax Processing
2:00  ,……………………………………………………………………  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!
TonyMcCammon:  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!