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Past Events

Oct 11th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Tufts Research Update by Rachael Bonoan and Kelsey Graham
BCYF Nazzaro Community Center
Sep 13th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We will have a talk on overwintering from Mel Gadd, beekeeper for Drumlin Farms. Mel has experience with Langstroth, Top Bar, and Warre hives. Afterwards, we'll discuss discuss open board positions.
Boston Nature Center
Jul 23rd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet the Beekeeper mornings at the Boston Nature Center apiary. Featured topic: Robbing
Jun 26th - All Day
The Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honey bees in hives across the city, guided by the humans who tend them. On Sunday, June 26th, join us for a bicycle tour of apiaries in Somerville, Malden, and Medford, followed by a picnic lunch. Come celebrate the bees with us.
Fenway Victory Garden
Apr 30th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This intermediate level beekeeping workshop will discuss the causes of and reasons for honeybee swarms, how to manage and reduce the swarm impulse in your own hives, and what to do if you notice swarming behavior in your colonies. Making swarm control splits will also be discussed.
Please join us to receive a very special guest, Michael Joshin Thiele, Founder of Gaia Bees, who advocate for a fundamental shift in Apiculture and develops new practices toward a bee-centric approach. Michael is coming to the East Coast for the first time as a participant in a 2 day intensive at the Harvard Divinity School on The Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture, so we are very honored to have him gather with us for an evening.
Boston Nature Center
Mar 13th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Did you know that you can enjoy bees and bee products right in your backyard? Urban yards (and even rooftops) are often excellent locations for beehives. In this introductory workshop, you will learn about the fascinating world of the honeybee.
Agricultural Hall
Mar 12th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn about our native mason bees and how to provide them an attractive nesting house. The workshop ends with a mason bee house construction project after which every participant will leave with a mason bee house ready for the bees' arrival -- any day now! Provide them a home and they will move in.
Best Bees Urban Beekeeping Lab
Mar 08th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in hearing about honey bee health in Massachusetts from our new chief apiary inspector, Kim Skyrm! Kim is also interested in getting feedback from the regarding re-design of the Apiary Program so please come with suggestions and/or comments.
Urbano Project
Jan 21st 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jan 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 11th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 25th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 10th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 17th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We will cover basic techniques of "organic" beekeeping, including materials and equipment, beehive structure, the life cycle of bees, hive development and dynamics, seasonal apiary work, honey and hive products, common pests and diseases, and hive management - with an emphasis on treatment-free and ecologically-friendly management techniques. We will taste local and varietal honeys, and learn about harvesting and using bee products. You will learn everything you need to know to set up your own backyard apiary.