Meg DePew, co-owner of the Sequim Bee Farm, gives a presentation, “Honey Bee Keeping,” during an hour-long Zoom presentation set for noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, in the next installment of the Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series.
DePew will cover the history of beekeeping, modern beekeeping practices, the struggles and challenges of beekeeping, and will share several pictures of the little insects.
This lecture will be interesting to local gardeners, event organizers said, because bees and beekeeping are intimately intertwined with gardening through pollination.
DePew will allow for plenty of question-and-answer time so that attendees can pick her brain.
Join her online by accessing a link to her talk from the WSU Clallam County Extension website (extension.wsu.edu) or directly through extension.wsu.edu/clallam/event/green-thumb-garden-tip-series-honey-bee-keeping.
DePew started beekeeping as a hobby about 12 years ago and became active with the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association, earning her journeyman beekeeping certificate and serving as vice president and president of the club.
Buddy and Meg DePew’s hobby grew into a sustainable cottage business that provides local honey and beeswax sundries to the Port Angeles and Sequim Farmers Market, as well as several local stores. Their honeys have won nine national and international awards over the years.
The DePews operate a small farm stand every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at their barn, 68 Short Road, Port Angeles, where people are welcome to stop by and chat.
WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners sponsor the Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October (one presentation is offered in November, December and January).
For more information, call 360-565-2679.