Introduction to Urban Beekeeping

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

On Tuesday, July 22 at 7pm Troy Bany, a 25 year veteran of the Lake Oswego Fire Department and a Beekeeper, will present an introduction to urban beekeeping, beekeeping tools and equipment, and local regulations to keeping honey bee colonies, as well as an introduction to honey bee biology.

Troy writes, ā€œI live in West Linn and run a small hobby farm on the banks of the Tualatin River. Iā€™m 25 years married to the love of my life. My wife Gina is a local realtor and helps me on the farm. We have three grown sons. We grow pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, zinnias and sunflowers.

I started raising honey bees six years ago when my wife gave me two hives for Christmas. Today I have five hives in my bee yard. I am a member of the Portland Metro Beekeepers Association, Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association and I am currently a Journey student in the Oregon Master Beekeeper program. My goal is to teach people the importance of honey bees and how rewarding raising honey bees can be.ā€