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Bee-keeping for Beginners
Date Saturday July 23
Time 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author
Cost: $25 per person

Instructor: Mea Draper from Draper Farms & Bonnie Bollengier

Pre-registration required by emailing communityed [at] sustainablefairfax.org.

Are you interested in keeping bees? Now's the time to start your adventure!!

Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems. In fact the pollination services they provide contribute to one out of every three bites of food that we eat. Recent media coverage of such honeybee related issues as colony collapse disorder have resulted in increased public interest regarding honeybees. Many individuals and families in Marin are interested in keeping a few hives of bees in their backyard but don’t know where to start. If you would like to learn more about honeybees and possibly start keeping bees yourself these classes are for you.

This workshop is designed for those with little to no knowledge or experience with honeybees. We’ll offer the participant a basic understanding of the honeybee hive. Topics will include:

* Keeping bees using natural methods
* Basic bee biology & hive structure
* Pests and diseases of the bees
* Cost and time required to get started in beekeeping
Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 8th, 2011 6:38 PM
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