Date(s) - March 10, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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.
Six Thursday evenings Jan-March from 7:30-9:00pm (see below for exact dates and times). There will also be a hands-on field date in April, date TBD based on weather & bees’ activity, and a 3/24 backup date to make up for a possible snow day.
Urbano Project, 29 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (located in the Brewery complex on Amory Street, across from Stony Brook T Stop)
Space and time to enroll is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended (space may fill up and only those pre-registered will be guaranteed a seat).
** COURSE FEE INCLUDES A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON A DATE TBD IN APRIL
Limited scholarships are available to interested individuals experiencing financial hardship. If you are interested in a scholarship, please send an email describing your circumstances to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course books will be provided on the day of the class, for an additional $10.
The course will be taught by members of Boston Area Beekeepers Association (www.bostonbeekeepers.org). This year’s instructors include Rachael Bonoan, Noah Wilson-Rich, Paul Quigley, Dave Strickler, Mel Gadd, Bill Perkins and other experienced local beekeepers. For more on our organizing team & core instructors please visit: http://www.bostonbeekeepers.org/membership/board-directors.