Come learn about the secret world of native bees and the benefits of attracting them to your garden! Jaime Pawelek (Wild Bee Garden Design and the Urban Bee Lab) will give a presentation on California’s 1,600 species of native bees followed by Q & A. We will then move outside to build native bee condos to take home, and we’ll build some bee-friendly container gardens for Pollinate’s honey bees. Also on hand will be the Urban Bee Lab’s newly released book “California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists”.
Upcoming Events At This Venue
October 26, 2014
November 9, 2014
New to beekeeping or just want to understand more about what’s involved before plunging in? Curious about all the buzz, why bees need our help and how you can get involved? Join us for an Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping with Alameda County Beekeepers Association member and local hobbyist beekeeper and bee breeder Alan Kramer.
Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping in this popular class! Topics include common hive types, tools and safety equipment, hive maintenance and a hands-on hive inspection. Participants will have an opportunity to taste local honey and receive 10% off our basic safety accessories starter kit.