A NATURALIST’S APPROACH TO BEEKEEPING
Winter Weekend Organic Beekeeping Workshop
Held at The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn
February 2 & 3, 2013
This two-day class will introduce students to Organic/Natural Beekeeping with a Biodynamic inﬂuence. You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities. $200 per person. (individual days are $110)
Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring (Saturday 10am - 6pm)
Learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities for organic beekeeping. Understand the community of a hive, the tools involved, elements of site selection, where you can obtain honeybees and equipment, and an understanding of a naturalist approach to their needs. This class introduces students to a nurturing way of beekeeping, and a philosophy of respect and love for these amazing creatures. There is a hands-on demonstration of assembling a wooden hive, and extensive class handouts to help new beekeepers.
Understanding and Caring For Your Bees (Sunday 10am - 6pm)
Topics will include: hive congruency and design to beneﬁt the colony (including Top Bar Hives); Honeybee health and disease management the natural way; seasonal concerns and methods to help keep your honeybees strong.
PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.
Email HoneybeeLives@Yahoo.com. Or Call 845-255-6113
Visit our website www.HoneybeeLives.org for more info on our approach to beekeeping.
Visit www.TheCommonsBrooklyn.org for other interesting programs