Learn How to Beekeep on Your Next Vacation
Author: Wade T. Oberlin & Richard Porter | Illustrator: Sierra Rozario
About 40 minutes north of Seattle is the place to be. Or rather, it’s the place for bees: the Snohomish Bee Company, commonly known as “SnohoBeeCo.” It’s a favorite location for regional beekeepers and lovers of honey alike.
Formerly known as the “Beez Neez Apiary Supplies,” this quaint wooden building near downtown Snohomish stays buzzing throughout most of the year, engaging on-site bees with a tight-knit crew of gardeners and beekeepers. Not just for locals, SnohoBeeCo is great for all beekeepers or would-be beekeepers.
The company offers weeklong courses in beekeeping targeted at aspiring apiarists.
If you’re interested in getting back to the earth, these week-long courses are worth flying in for. Maybe you want to invest in a new skill and help to preserve and protect important indicator species. Maybe you want to learn a craft that you can turn into a business or income via farmers markets and boutiques.
- Candle Making with Beeswax
- Getting Started Keeping Bees
- Apprentice Beekeeping
- Getting Started with Mason Bees
“We love helping beekeepers achieve their best by offering guidance, support and by only offering the highest quality beekeeping supplies,” says Corey Marchand, co-owner of SnohoBeeCo “We also love the faces of our customers when they stop by to sample our large selections of local honey.”
Before you come to visit, be sure to check out local lodging options. Your best options for food and beverage in Snohomish are Roger’s River View Bistro (1011 1st St), Skip Rock Distillers (104 Ave C), and Proper Joe Coffeehouse (1101 1st St).
Bees and beekeepers are hard workers who are proud of their craft. If you want to see what you and bees in Seattle NorthCountry can come up with together, visit the Snohomish Bee Company.
Shop for their honey and beekeeping supplies here.
Snohomish Bee Company
403 Maple Ave # A, Snohomish, WA 98290