Garrett Brinton, Beekeeper

Garrett Brinton manages 40 honeybee colonies located in Bayside, Jacoby Creek, Trinidad, Westhaven, Hoopa and Redway, producing local honey without the use of antibiotics or chemical mite treatments.  To listen click here— if you would like to take his beekeeping course, contact HSU Extended Education for information (707) 826-3731:


 

Bee Keeping – Dick LaForge

Dick LaForge raises bees locally and has taught beekeeping classes at Humboldt State University for over 10 years.  To listen to the interview with Dick LaForge go to:

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
07_FFT_Dick_LaForge_07.mp3

Garrett Brinton will be teaching two Practical Beekeeping courses at HSU and one course at South Fork High School starting soon!  To register for either of these courses contact the Office of Extended Education, 826-3731 or www.humboldt.edu/extended 

Info from Dick LaForge:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/humboldtbeekeepers/This is the Home Page of the Humboldtbeekeepers Yahoogroup web site.  There are two main parts to the site.
Messages:  This is the email list.  All members can write messages and they go to all other members as email.  They are also archived on the Web Site under Messages.  This is for items of temporary value- the “bulletin board”.
Files, Photos, Members, etc.  This is where items of permanent value are kept, such as handouts for the Bee Classes.  The Files section is the reference library.  Items of temporary value do not go there.To Join:  Go to the above address.  Hit the Join button.  Answer if you want to  get the emails individually, in a daily digest, or not at all (you can still look at them on the Home Page).
In the Message box, write your name, and say you are a local beekeeper,  are in the Bee Class, etc.  You must be approved by a Moderator, who wants to know you are legit and not a spammer.  Approval  might take a day or more.* To post a message to this group, send email to
humboldtbeekeepers@yahoogroups.com, or
when looking at a message, hit “reply” to reply to that message, or
“start topic” to start a new topic (thread)

* To contact the moderator of this group, send email to
humboldtbeekeepers-owner@yahoogroups.com

* To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
humboldtbeekeepers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Etiquette:  Keep it to beekeeping, of course..
If you want to reply just to the sender of the message, reply directly to that sender, not to the group.  If we keep the clutter down the list will be more useful to all.

Rita Jacinto and Laurie Levey, Flying Blue Dog Farm

Jennifer with the "plant geek" Rita Jacinto at Flying Blue Dog farm --- after Jennifer whined about not having enough asparagus, Rita went into her field and picked some for her and Jessica...we arrived to get an interview and left with fresh asparagus -- these are two generous ladies!

Jennifer with the "plant geek" Rita Jacinto at Flying Blue Dog farm --- after Jennifer whined about not having enough asparagus, Rita went into her field and picked some for her and Jessica...we arrived to get an interview and left with fresh asparagus -- these are two generous ladies!Jennifer with Egyptian Walking Onions -- they become top heavy, fall over and the seed heads root causing the plant to spread by "walking"Rita shows off her bees to Jessica -- these boxes are different from standard pre-built hives, they allow bees to build their combs at an angle within the box.peeking inside the home of Rita's bee friends

The bees come and go -- we couldn't get enough of them!

The bees come and go -- we couldn't get enough of them!

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
17_FFT_Flying_Blue_Dog.mp3

The greenhouse at Flying Blue Dog -- you can visit Rita and Laurie and Flying Blue Dog farm which is located 2 miles E. of Willow Creek -- turn on Christian School Road and follow the signs to Flying Blue Dog.  Laurie and Rita carefully blend their own potting soil to ensure your plants a longer life in the pot -- they know some people don't get them planted right away and want these plants to thrive.
The greenhouse at Flying Blue Dog — you can visit Rita and Laurie and Flying Blue Dog farm which is located 2 miles E. of Willow Creek — turn on Christian School Road and follow the signs to Flying Blue Dog. Laurie and Rita carefully blend their own potting soil to ensure your plants a longer life in the pot — they know some people don’t get them planted right away and want these plants to thrive.