Are you a city dweller longing to connect with nature? Do you love eating local food and supporting the local food movement? We'll, consider beekeeping as a way to do both! This 2 session, 6 hour presentation will cover the basics of urban beekeeping, honeybee anatomy and heirarchy, types of hives, how to acquire bees, how to start and maintain your colony, honey harvesting and winter management. We will focus on natural and passive treatment options, though there will be some discussion about other management practices and the pros and cons associated with them. Class attendees will be able to watch videos of bees in action, watch inspections being performed and techniques demonstrated visually to help boost their confidence when handling bees for the first time. Please note that if you cannot make the live dates, the classes will be recorded so that you can view them at your leisure. The live class will begin on Sunday, November 11th at 11 a.m. EST, with part two taking place on the following Sunday (the 18th). Each segment of the course will be available for replay the day after it is recorded.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://onlineurbanbeekeeping.eventbrite.com/
Students will be contacted the week of the class with a Go To Webinar class link and instructions.
Meg Paska is a Brooklyn-based backyard farmer, instructor and consultant. She blogs about her urban farming exploits at BrooklynHomesteader.com, The Huffington Post and is currently writing a book on urban beekeeping, which will be out in 2013 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco.
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