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Honeybee Behavior (or Why Do My Bees Do What They Do?)

Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am — 1:00 pm

East Bay location | CA

Pets like dogs and cats are mammals like humans and easier for us to understand. The gap between honeybee behavior and humans is much greater. We tend to anthropomorphize bees which leads to them constantly surprising us, as they are insects, not humans.

Learn about honeybee biology and behavior so you can better anticipate what they are doing in their hive. This class will cover things like how bee orient/navigate, how/why the hive “decides” to swarm or make a new queen, and what a bee does when it’s sick or going to die. This class will directly relate these to beekeeping in the Bay Area climate and how you can better manage your hive with this knowledge.

Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis.

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Cost: $40
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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