Naturally Stewarding Honey Bees - A Three Class Series for Beginners @ City Folk's Farm Shop, llc, Columbus [13 March]

Naturally Stewarding Honey Bees - A Three Class Series for Beginners

18:30 - 20:00

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City Folk's Farm Shop, llc
4760 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Join Janine from Restorative Living in exploring what is involved in stewarding the honey bee. Some of the many topics covered will be:

*uncovering the reasons you would like to steward honey bees
*location recommendations for the hive
options for hive bodies
*set up of your hive
*financial investment
*products of the hive
*seasonal timeline for preparing to steward bees

You will have an opportunity to see the tools, explore resources, ask questions and better understand what is required to support you in keeping bees in the coming year.

Beginning on Tuesday, March 13th, over the course of 3 consecutive weeks, Janine will guide you through an introduction to the first year of beekeeping. For more hands on learning, register for an additional 3 weeks where we will meet in spring, summer and fall — onsite at an apiary — to support your learning with the bees.

Classes will be her March 13th, 20th and 27th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Week 1:
Bee Biology
Elements of sustainable bee keeping practices
Hive bodies — different options
Set up of your hive
Financial investment

Week 2:
Set up of your hive
Registering your hives with Dept. of Agriculture
Equipment needs
Spring in the hive

Week 3:
Products of the hive
Seasonal timeline for preparing to steward bees
Mites, hive beetles and dearth
Registering your hives
Ordering your spring bees

The cost of the class is $75 for the three class series, or $30 per single session class.

Janine lives in Columbus Ohio and currently stewards several hives of honey bees in both urban and rural environments. She and her husband have been beekeeping for the past 10 years and are stewarding a variety of hives using sustainable practices; Top Bar, Langstroth (10 and 8 frame) and a Long Hive. Janine grew up keeping bees with her family in southern Indiana through much of her childhood.

In July 2014, Janine completed a 2 year natural and sustainable bee keeping certification with Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Bee Sanctuary in Floyd Virginia. She continues to travel to Virginia to deepen her studies with Spikenard Bee Sanctuary and biodynamic farming practices. Janine has a passion for honey bees, pollinators of all kinds, honey and the natural world. Janine currently teaches a unique natural and sustainable beekeeping series at City Folk’s Farm Shop in Columbus Ohio.

Please stop in to City Folk’s Farm Shop or call the shop at 614-946-5553 to register. Payment can be made in person, over the phone by credit card or via PayPal to [email protected] Payment must be received to hold your spot and preregistration is required.
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