Seattle beekeeping and apprenticeshipThis past weekend, we were blessed with beautiful blue skies and sun in Seattle, so the 2013 apprentices kicked off their season with a post mortem on a “deadout” hive (a colony that didn’t make it through winter).

Apprentices who continued on with Seattle Bee Works this year are bestowed with the title “Steward”.  Pictured here, Steward (Kim Thomas) showing 2013 apprentices Jeff and Will how to manipulate frames using the “j-tool”.