Join UBAG to make your home and community more food secure and BFF (Bee Friendly Forever)
Pollinators bridge the space between plant and critter kingdoms.
On the ground this means we
- Rescue bees from limbs, attics, wall spaces and trees.
- Teach about bees in schools, homes and organizations.
- Offer easy-use bee homes and gear, often original designs.
- Lead bee and gardening projects.
Fall to-do list
- Invite UBAG to your school or organization.
- Join a Fall Prep Bee Class Sat Oct 9 or Sun Oct 10.
- Install our winter kit:
- essential oil grease patty
- propolis trap
- dry box
- burlap absorber
- rain shed cover
- Check hives for honey/volume of bees/pollen.
- Do mite count — protect your care and investment. Treat for mites to prevent hive collapse.
Prep bees for winter
- Determine bee, honey and pollen amounts and placement – and how to adjust hive for best winter success.
- Hive Insulating
- Dry box system
- Grease patties
- How to count mite load
- Treatment options
- Sugar feeding
2.5 hours long
Saturday Oct 8th 1pm to 330pm
Sunday Oct 9th 1pm to 330pm
Max class size: 10
This is an in-hive class. Bring your bee clothing and hand tools.
We’ll be working with Langs, but topbar and warre-ers are encouraged to come too.
Links to online PDFs available to registered students.
Gear for winter bee health
UBAG dry boxes
- Cedar wood. glued screwed construction
- Rain shed vent holes in each corner
- Includes moisture drawing burlap
- Propolis trays
- Outer cover with rain drip edge
Presentations for schools and community groups
UBAG has 30, 60 and 90 min programs that are topically and age-range adjustable … with or without live bees (in an observation box) … to bring to schools, or any group that’s interested in bees and gardens. More info here…