Beekeeping 101

Registration required. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or in the thinking stage of starting a backyard hive, this workshop will take you through the ins and outs of managing honey bees. Don Shump, owner of the Philadelphia Bee Company and Greensgrow’s own beekeeper, will share his years of experience as an urban apiarist in Philadelphia and walk you through what to expect during a beekeeper’s typical first year. Don will also talk about local resources available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. The class will touch base on Bee Biology, Bee Behavior, Hive Management, Swarming, Equipment and Bee Products.

As we become increasingly aware of where our food is coming from, climate change, and honey bee loses more and more people are taking up beekeeping to make their own honey, have pollinators for their gardens, and to offset die offs of honey bee populations in recent years. Find out what the buzz is all about!

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Plants for Pollinators Demonstration

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Perhaps you’ve heard that our native bees are in trouble and you’d like to help. Learn about the plants that will encourage a variety of pollinating insects like bees and butterflies to visit your garden, window boxes, or containers. You’ll learn which plants can provide food and/or shelter to our insect friends. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door.

Please note: There are limited seats available. Because this is a free demo you will be able to sign up for one seat per person below.

 

 

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Plants for Pollinators Demonstration

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Perhaps you’ve heard that our native bees are in trouble and you’d like to help. Learn about the plants that will encourage a variety of pollinating insects like bees and butterflies to visit your garden, window boxes, or containers. You’ll learn which plants can provide food and/or shelter to our insect friends. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door.

Please note: There are limited seats available. Because this is a free demo you will be able to sign up for one seat per person below.

 

 

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Beekeeping 101

Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or just thinking about starting a backyard beehive, this workshop will give you through the ins and outs of managing honey bees. Don Shump, president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Greensgrow’s beekeeper, will be on hand to share his years of experience as an apiarist in Philadelphia.  Don will walk you through a beekeeper’s typical first year so you know what to expect, and he will tell you what local resources are available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. The class will touch base on Bee Biology, Bee Behavior, Hive Management, Swarming, Equipment and Bee Products.

More and more people are getting involved in beekeeping these days as we become more aware of where our food is coming from, to make their own honey, have some of their own pollinating buddies for their gardens, and to offset die offs of honey bee populations in recent years. Find out what it’s all about!

Everyone will receive a $10.00 Greensgrow Gift Card after the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of the event are nonrefundable or transferable. Refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the event start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Beekeeping 101

Sold Out. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or just thinking about starting a backyard beehive, this workshop will give you through the ins and outs of managing honey bees. Don Shump, president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Greensgrow’s beekeeper, will be on hand to share his years of experience as an apiarist in Philadelphia.  Don will walk you through a beekeeper’s typical first year so you know what to expect, and he will tell you what local resources are available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. The class will touch base on Bee Biology, Bee Behavior, Hive Management, Swarming, Equipment and Bee Products.

More and more people are getting involved in beekeeping these days as we become more aware of where our food is coming from, to make their own honey, have some of their own pollinating buddies for their gardens, and to offset die offs of honey bee populations in recent years. Find out what it’s all about!

Everyone will receive a $10.00 Greensgrow Gift Card after the workshop.

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