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Intro To Natural Beekeeping
Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
SoulFlower Farm | El Sobrante, CA 94803
Join Yasir as he leads you through the basics of bee-friendly, natural, organic, small-scale beekeeping. You will leave this class with a competent knowledge of the fundamentals of natural beekeeping, and be ready to set up your own backyard beehive. The course will focus on a style of apiculture that is exclusively designed for the small-scale beekeeper.
This bee-friendly method aims to care for the bees, allow them to control their own environment, and is a gentler approach than conventional beekeeping, resulting in healthy
contented bees, and superb raw honey!
Topics to be covered in class:
-The history of beehives
-Beekeeping in Bay area climate
-Biology of the honey bee
-Natural comb vs. manufactured comb
-The People’s Hive (text included with class)
-Buying bees hives and equipment
-Building your natural hive
-Permaculture and biodynamic beekeeping strategies
-Harvesting honey and comb
-Medicinal honey use
*We provide tea and a vegetarian lunch.