Ruhl Bee Supply

Class: Beekeeping Basics
Are you interested in keeping bees Spring 2015? Now's the time to start your adventure. This very popular class is an excellent  introduction to beekeeping. This 4-hour class will cover these essential topics:

  • Equipment (Including a brief summary of alternative designs, such as Warre and Kenya Top Bar, but focusing upon Langstroth)

  • Basic Bee Biology

  • The Beekeeper's Calendar (starting with installing your bees in spring)

  • Hive Manipulation Techniques

This lecture class is to be presented at the Ruhl Bee Supply store. No protective gear is required. Bring a snack, as we'll have a 15-minute break, and plan to stick around for an extended Q&A session.

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: $40/person
Instructor: John Edwards
Location: Ruhl Bee Supply 

To sign up, please call us or visit our online store. 
Visit our Gladstone store:
17845 SE 82nd Drive,
Gladstone, Oregon 97027

Or call us: 503-657-5399

Class: Hive Management for Fall
Fall hive management - colonies rearing the bees that will rear the bees to overwinter

We will discuss evaluating colonies to determine how they are progressing with normal fall preparations. In September the colonies must rear the bees that will rear the bees (in October) that will need to live 6+ months- i.e. fall bees. We can intervene in September (if we elect to do so) with feeding, brood health and varroa mite assessment, and consolidation of the brood nest so overwinter clustering and necessary reserves are in place to successfully overwinter

Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: $35/person
Instructor: Dr. Dewey Caron
Location: Ruhl Bee Supply 

To sign up, please call us or visit our online store. 
Presentation: "What We Wish We'd Known in the Bee-ginning"
Charlotte Hubbard speaks nationally about honeybees, often exploring the magical human-bee connection and encouraging hobbyist beekeepers.Charlotte has asked over a thousand beekeepers what they wished they’d known in the bee-ginning that would have helped.  
She’s compiled this information in an upbeat, humorous presentation, ideal for:
• Those thinking about beekeeping, to understand key considerations
• New beekeepers, to understand common challenges and increase awareness of what has caused others to stumble
• Beekeepers who educate and mentor, to ensure they are addressing key issues
• Anyone who wants an evening of entertaining fun about a marvelous part of nature

Charlotte’s first book, Dronings from a Queen Bee: The First Five Years is available through her website at, and through Copies will also be available that evening. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: Free! 
Instructor: Charlotte Hubbard
Location: Ruhl Bee Supply 

To sign up, please call us or visit our online store. 
Presentation: Medicine Cabinet Makeover
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Date: October 4, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Cost: Free! 
Instructor: Kim Wilde of doTERRA 
Location: Ruhl Bee Supply 

To sign up, please call us or visit our online store.