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Date(s) - June 26, 2016
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Boston Nature Center (BNC)

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Buy tickets for 6th Annual Boston Tour de Hives

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.

Apiaries Featured On The Tour Include

Site A: First-year Backyard Beekeeper First-year beekeeper Carl Palme will show his hive, discuss how he got started, and answer basic questions about hive management for newbees

Site B: Tufts University – Honey Bee Research See the different life stages of honey bees through the glass of observation hives, and learn from Tufts University PhD candidate Rachael Bonoan about her work linking honey bee nutrition to brood development

Site C: Tufts University – Native Pollinator Research See the inner workings of bumble bee hives and learn from Tufts University PhD candidate Kelsey Graham about her research on the impact of the invasive wool carder bee on native pollinators

Site D: Community-owned Backyard Flow Hive Check out the new hive design that last year inspired the sixth-most successful crowdfunding campaign EVER. Hear perspectives from a group of beekeepers who are giving it a try this season while implementing shared hive ownership and management.

Site E: Seasoned Backyard Beekeeper Experienced backyard beekeeper Carl Puglisi will cover topics including successful overwintering strategies, mite prevention, and splitting hives Site F: Groundwork Somerville Visit honeybees and native pollinators at the Somerville South St. farm and hear about how they fit into Groundwork Somerville’s work in community education and engagement.

Each group will visit 3 of the above sites.

REGISTRATION
We will have groups starting out from two locations in the morning. You will have the opportunity when buying your ticket to select your preference to begin your ride at Fellsmere Park, near Malden Center on the Orange Line, or at Nathan Tufts Park, near Davis Square on the Red Line. We will do our best to accomodate requests. Meet up at your location at 9am on the morning of the tour to get your teeshirt, join your group, and start the ride!
 
BYO PICNIC LUNCH
After a full morning of cycling and bees, all groups will gather at Fellsmere Park for a picnic lunch and a chance to mingle! Please bring a bag lunch, bicycle, helmet, and water bottle! The total cycling distance is ~10 miles.

Please contact us if the suggested early-bird registration fee of $25 is prohibitive for you. Any proceeds raised will bee reinvested in education & outreach initiatives by the BABA (formerly Boston Beekeepers Club).

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors!

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