Date(s) - June 28, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Boston Nature Center (BNC)
Instructors: Jeff Murray and Sadie Richards
Did you know that you could safely keep a small colony of honeybees in your home to unobtrusively observe at any hour of the day or night? Come participate in one or both of these hands-on workshops to learn how!
In Part 1 of this workshop we will gain an understanding of what observation hives are and how they can be designed to suit different needs, then we will construct one together under the tutelage of Jeff Murray, founder of a Boston-based nonprofit called Classroom Hives, which has been placing observation honeybee hives in K-12 classrooms since 2001.
In Part 2 of the workshop we will discuss essential techniques for successfully managing observation hives throughout all seasons of the year, and we will also install honeybees into the completed observation hive we built in the previous session. One need not have kept bees before to construct and tend an observation hive, so all are welcome!