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Backyard Beekeeping

Sunday | April 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm

This popular class fills up every time we offer it, so sign up early! Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit trees and vegetables. You may also harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. We’ll cover what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive – how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. There will be local honey to try.
Instructor: Joan Weir is an accomplished carpenter & beekeeper. She teaches both throughout California.

Space is limited, register online.

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Cost: $35
Event Email: biodevas@biofueloasis.com
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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