Community Event

Backyard Beekeeping

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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: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 9 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She is vice-president of the Alameda Co Beekeeping Association.

Space is limited, register online.

Start:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:00 am
End:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue:
Sticky Art Lab
Address:
Google Map
1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703
Cost:
$35
Event Phone:
510-665-5509
Event e-mail:
biodevas@biofueloasis.com
Event URL:
biofueloasis.com/workshops/
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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