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Basics of Keeping Bees

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Basics of Keeping Bees

  • date: March 11, 2017
  • time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Honeybees. At once imperiled and revered. It seems like everyone today is aware of the threats to honeybee hive health. The consequences of pollinator declines are likely to impact the production and costs of vitamin-rich crops like fruits and vegetables. And yet, the honeybee endures. How?

    Are you interested in learning more about honeybees and want to know what it takes to actually keep a hive (or two)? Do you want to discover first-hand what the inside of a beehive looks like? Does the idea of watching bees flying to and from your own hive appeal to your intellectual curiosity? If so, then this 2-hour slide and discussion presentation is for you!

    You’ll experience a month-by-month look at beekeeping and get your questions answered about this popular hobby. You’ll also get a chance to examine a couple of different types of hives and equipment, find out about the financial and time commitments, and learn why so many people want to get started with this fascinating avocation. If, after this presentation, you decide you want to try to keep bees yourself, you’ll have an opportunity to learn more in upcoming classes as the 2017 bee season unfolds.

    Presenter: Kurt Sahl, 21 Acres Staff

    Kurt Sahl is the Apprentice Master Beekeeper at the 21 Acres apiary and is a member of the Northwest District Beekeepers Association. This will be the sixth season Kurt has kept bees at 21 Acres. This year he intends to start top bar hives as a way to better demonstrate live bee activity to the public.

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