Unveiling the Mystery of
Meet the Beekeeper
Dallas has been beekeeping since he was 14 years old and has, quite literally, a lifetime of experience and wisdom inside of his craft.
He has worked commercially inside the trade and knows the impact and vital role that Honey Bees have on pollination and crop harvest.
In addition to understanding the ins and outs of commercial pollination & agriculture; the local area of Southern Oregon that the Kalapuya Tribe called home, is where he found passion in local honey production and working with the land. This passion became rooted in Dallas and is woven throughout the whole family.
That is when the mission grew. To provide the community with raw, unpasteurized, specific honey varietals local to the Umpqua Valley and Kalapuya watersheds. You can find Dallas and his wife Rhonda at the farmers market most Saturdays selling honey to the community in efforts to #keephoneylocal
This mission has since blossomed, and it's now a passion to share his depth of knowledge with others by educating on the art and the science of Beekeeping!
"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away" - Pablo Picasso
Hives + Consulting
We offer Starter Hives year round. These are Single Story Hives with 8 frames, consisting of healthy honey bees in all stages of development including: eggs, brood, worker bees and a healthy laying queen with enough honey and pollen to set you up for a great foundation.
This is a strong entry point for those who are ready to have established bee hives on their property right now.
This is our recommended way to begin your journey as a backyard beekeeper!
Nucleus hives (nucs)
Seasonally we offer Nuc's. This is for the aspiring beekeeper that already has the equipment, but needs a nucleus of bees.
Nucs are 3-5 frames of healthy honey bees in all stages of development including eggs, brood, worker bees, honey, pollen and a healthy laying queen. Everything ready to be put in your own hive body and equipment.
Whichever route you choose, know that you have support with Kalapuya Consulting.
Your day of coaching will consist of two parts, Theory and Hands On.
We believe that the most important part of education is learning hands-on with your head in a hive. Especially when it comes to something as intricate as understanding a colony of honey bees.
As part of your education you will spend a day with Dallas in the field suited up working bees. You will learn first hand what to look and listen for when you are opening the hives.
Once you are confident with this step you will advance to learning how to recognize what the hive now needs.
Every hive is unique and while some could be flourishing, others may need the help of a beekeeper for things like viruses, queenless hives, limited nectar source, or the dreaded verroa mite.
Our next in person class will be at the end of September 2022. All education is hosted in Southern Oregon. Fly in guests are welcome, ask us about our local recommendations.