Lewis County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the WSU - Lewis County Extension and the Rose of Sharon Farm are
pleased to announce a one day symposium on the science and business of Honey Bee keeping in Lewis County on
Saturday, July 12th , 2008. Greater Lewis County has several dozens of small sideline business
and hobby Bee Keepers.
James C. Bach, an internationally known and respected Bee scientist and entomologist will conduct a classroom
based lecture with question and answer format at the Lewis County Extension office at the Historic Courthouse,
351 NW North St, Chehalis, WA.
Following the classroom presentation there will be a site visit and hands on training at the Rose of Sharon
Farm, Chehalis. Following the instruction Mr. Bach will be guest of honor at a social hour at the Rose of
Sharon Farm where all attendees can continue to talk about Bees throughout the evening. Light refreshments
will be provided.
Mr. Bach is the (retired) Washington state Apiarist and has also been a past President and Vice President of
the Apiary Inspectors of America. Mr. Bach has extensive background in the early research of the Africanized
Honey Bee and its incursion onto American soil. He is currently a consultant and public speaker to the Bee
industry and has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., UK and Canada. He has also represented the USDA
in a farmer to farmer exchange program with Egypt. Mr. Bach serves on the executive committee of
the Washington State Beekeepers Association.
All Lewis County business and hobby Bee Keepers are cordially invited to participate in this exceptional
opportunity to learn from one of the Northwest's preeminent bee masters.
There is no cost for attendance; however, RSVP's will be greatly appreciated as early as possible.
Bee Keepers from surrounding counties are welcome on a space available basis.
For further information or to RSVP please contact:
Robert Harris, Rose of Sharon farm at (360) 219-6458 or Robert@roseofsharonfarm.com
Washington State University - Lewis County Extension (360) 740-1212