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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 31, 2006
Contact: Kathy Morse
Phone: (360) 337-7158
No. 06-58

Master Gardener Seminar on Beekeeping Scheduled

PORT ORCHARD, WA—A Master Gardener Seminar titled “Pollinators: Honey Bees, Mason Bees and Bumble Bees From a Beekeeper’s Perspective” is scheduled for 1:00–3:00 p.m. on August 16 at the Eagles Nest at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. Local beekeeper Paul Lundy will cover the basics of bees as pollinators and talk much about all bees, but especially honeybees, their importance and the joys of beekeeping for the garden. An "observation hive" will be there to watch the busy bees at work.
 
Speaker Paul Lundy lives in Kingston and has been a hobbyist beekeeper since 1997. His wife, Lisa, sells their local honey under the Myra Springs brand at three local stores, Sacks Feed & Garden in Kingston, Pine Cone Gifts in Kingston and the Indianola Country Store. Paul is a journeyman beekeeper, a member of West Sound Beekeepers and participates in the Washington State Beekeepers Association. He is the co-chair of the Washington State Beekeeping Association Master Beekeepers Committee, which creates the testing curriculum and provides standards for beekeeping education in Washington State. Also, Paul is the state beekeeping association newsletter editor and helps teach basic beekeeping at West Sound Beekeepers Association.
 
For more information about beekeeping in Washington State, visit the West Sound Beekeepers Association, www.westsoundbees.org, and the Washington State Beekeepers Association, www.wasba.org.

 


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email: pjramos@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014