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Garden for the Environment: Beginning Beekeeping: The Basics and Starting a Hive
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
So you’re thinking of becoming a beekeeper? This workshop is an introduction to bees and beekeeping practices whether you’re starting a backyard hive or are just curious about bees. We’ll cover equipment and tools needed, bee biology basics, and provide practical knowledge to get your beekeeping journey started.There will be a class outline, suggested reading and further recommendations provided. The class is designed for absolute beginners so no prerequisite knowledge is required. We will have three future beginning beekeeping workshops this year, and each will emphasize what is happening in a beehive throughout the seasons. You are welcome to attend any of the workshops for learning basic beekeeping principles and seasonal beehive information. Workshop instructors Mark, Pilar and Paul are all members of the San Francisco Beekeeper Association and manage the beehives here at Garden for the Environment. If weather permits, they will invite students up the the hives for a hands on inspection. Protective clothing will be provided. — Full garden workshop schedule What to bring to the workshop Directions to the Garden More about Marc, Pilar, Paul and our Gardening Instructors