Date(s) - July 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Boston Nature Center (BNC)
Instructors: Stephanie Elson and Sadie Richards
Did you know that you can keep bees in your backyard? Even small urban yards (or roof tops!) can play host to a hive of honey bees, and the folks who tend them can enjoy honey, beeswax, pollen and of course, the bees themselves. In fact, a healthy hive can produce several gallons of delicious, healthful honey every year.
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy! Learn where to get your bees, how to set up and maintain the hive, and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year.
This is a beginner’s course, so no previous knowledge is required. The workshop will include lots of time for Q&A, and the opportunity for hands-on interaction with bees in the apiary (so wear or bring long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes!) Rain date: Sunday, July 27th, 3 – 5 pm