The Essentials of Getting Started with Bees:
When we think of honey bees, we often think of the sweet golden honey that the bees produce. Honey is an all-natural sweetener with many beneficial properties. Bees gather nectar from flowers and take it back to the hive, where they turn it into honey. However, honey is not the only reason that honey bees are important. As honey bees gather nectar and pollen from flowers for food, they are also pollinating the plants. Many of our fruits and vegetables depend on honey bees for pollination, and without bees, they will not set fruit.
In this class, you will learn the basics of beekeeping and how to start bees in a sustainable top bar hive and Langstroth hive. Some of the topics that we will discuss in the class include: the biology of the honey bee; how to identify different casts of the honey bee; and what tools to purchase. We will begin in the classroom, by going over all the basics then, contingent on the availability of bees, we will take you on a field trip to experience first-hand what was taught in the class. We will also provide you with the necessary information on where to purchase bees, beekeeping equipment and both top bar hives and Langstroth hives.
This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.