The Basics of Backyard Beekeeping
This year-long beekeeping workshop series kicks off with a beehive installation in Whole Foods beautiful patio garden, and will occur monthly as part of Whole Foods Share the Buzz campaign, which aims to heighten awareness about the struggling honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder though community outreach.
Come join us on the beautiful outdoor patio at Whole Foods Market in Novato. Beekeeping lesson occur monthly at 11:00 am – 12:00. Be prepared to suit up in a beekeeper’s jacket and veil for a close up look at live bees afterwards, when we take a ride over to Homeward Bound of Marin to work with their hives. This program continues Whole Foods and Marin Bee Company’s mission to create educational programs through environmental stewardship. Both are committed to demystifying beekeeping so that hobbyists can own and maintain their own beehives, while enjoying the tremendous satisfaction that comes from actively helping the environment and harvesting their own healthy raw honey.
Monthly happenings will include hands-on activities such as tending to the hive, planting a bee friendly garden, fun educational programs for children, cooking classes and recipes, film screenings and more! People off all ages are welcome.
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