Conscious Beekeeping: Special Session for Beginners

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2018 -
14:00 to 17:30
Region: 
East Coast

This half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

Weather permitting, we will visit the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where we'll open a hive and illuminate topics discussed in the classroom.

Beginning beekeepers who plan to attend the Conscious Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, April 28 are strongly encouraged to register for this session.

How Are My Bees? Understanding and Meeting Your Bees’ Midsummer Needs

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 07/28/2018 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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The height of summer can be a challenging time of year for the bees. Many locales experience a dearth of forage, the varroa mite is flourishing, and many hives are rebuilding after swarming or natural queen succession. Meantime, winter is approaching — faster than you think.

Begin a Vegetable Garden

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2018 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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This workshop is for anyone who wants to start a vegetable garden, incorporating basic skills for new gardeners. Topics covered will include: planning the garden (what goes where and when), preparing the soil, fencing the garden, planting and raising seedlings, companion planting, making and using compost, and weeding and mulching. Participants will walk away with the information and hands-on experience they need to get started this spring in their own garden.

Introduction to Biodynamics- Brooklyn Grange

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Tue, 02/27/2018 -
18:30 to 20:30
Region: 
East Coast
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What is biodynamics? There is so much to discover about this modern organic way of agriculture and land care, which works not merely to maintain, but to raise the vitality of the soil and its produce. Biodynamics combines novel techniques of building up healthy soil with a renewed awareness of all the forces at work in the farm organism: among and between the soil, plants, animals, and humans, as well as the cosmos itself.

Man’s Journey from Creature to Creator - A modern initiation path

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2018 (All day) to Tue, 03/27/2018 (All day)
Region: 
Mountain West
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  • The circulation of Life
  • Access “doors” to the impulses of Life
  • Imbalances and pathologies deriving from an incorrect circulation of Life
  • The development of the Earth-Sun and the operational steps to determine its formation
  • The process of going from creatures to creators to bring Life into the inanimate

Wood-Fired Sourdough Bread Baking

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2018 -
10:00 to 17:00
Region: 
Southeast

Time: 10am-5pm

Come join us as we celebrate the health, joy, and tradition of artisan sourdough bread baking at the Honeybee Sanctuary. This workshop will delve into the life and vitality of natural yeast, the light and health of freshly milled grains, and the all-encompassing warmth of our Quebec Earth Oven. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and witness the process, as practical learning will be paired with demonstration and lecture.

Cost: $65.00

Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training: Two Year Program (2018-2019)

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:00 to Sat, 05/26/2018 - 17:00
Region: 
Southeast

Dates:

Session 1: May 24-26, 2018
Session 2: July 26-28, 2018
Session 3: May 23-25, 2019
Session 4/Graduation: July 25-27, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm daily

Location: Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!