Spikenard’s basic class in biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping methods. This is the first day of the two day workshop that will offer in-depth advice for those who want to have bees and for those who had bees and want to start again.
Our approach to beekeeping honors the true nature of the honeybee and supports her health and vitality above all else. In beginning to understand the basis for honeybee health, participants will come away with the basic framework and knowledge to begin their journey as a beekeeper. This workshop covers what you need to know for your first steps in keeping bees, including:
The honey bee in our times: a brief review of honeybee history
Introduction to different hive types
Important tools and equipment
Components of a colony and their function within the hive
Guidance for the first steps in beekeeping, troubleshooting