Bee inspired to learn about the fascinating world of honey bees and beekeeping. This workshop is for anyone with an appreciation of bees and interest in backyard sustainable beekeeping. You will be introduced the basics about honey bee health, terms used in beekeeping, bee biology, a brief history of beekeeping, the members of the colony and their function, different hive types, tools and equipment. Guidance on how to purchase bees and get started with your own hive will be provided.
Introduction to Beekeeping is the first class of a six-class series. Registration is $30 for each individual class or $150 for the entire series.
2019 Sustainable Beekeeping Schedule:
April 6th, 10am-12pm | Introduction to Beekeeping
April 27th, 10am-12pm | Hive & Apiary Set Up
May 18th, 10am-12pm | Planting for Pollinators
June 8th, 12pm-2pm | Hive Inspection and Maintenance
September 7th, 10am-12pm | Honey Harvesting
November 9th, 10am-12pm | Products of the Hive for Health & Home
All beekeeping classes are taught by Regina Blakeslee, Hudson Valley Natural Beekeepers-Co-Founder