Basic Beekeeping Workshop, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 -12:30. Woolly Egg Ranch, Mill Valley California.
Participants will learn the basics of beekeeping for the Bay Area. Includes an overview of basic equipment for the Langstroth hive system plus basic tools and safety gear, introductory bee biology and how to keep a hive in its first year starting out. Information will be presented in the form of live demonstrations, equipment and hive components show and tell, and images shown as slides.
Intermediate Beekeeping Workshop, September 29, 2018 from 1:30-4:30. Woolly Egg Ranch, Mill Valley California
Participants will add to their knowledge of beekeeping for the Bay Area. Includes a closer look at bee biology, how to monitor and treat for pests and diseases, hive nutrition, troubleshooting and swarming basics. Information will be presented as live demonstrations, hive components, frames of honeycomb, and images shown as slides.
Held on the first Saturday of each month from March to September, in Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley California.
Jennifer hosts a Bee Salon the last Saturday of the month at her apiary in Tennessee Valley at Woolly Egg Ranch.Next Salon will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Contact me at jenniferberrybees (at) gmail (dot) com for directions. This is a working farm, so please remember to be kind to the animals and practice good common sense.
Why a Bee Salon? Beekeeping is a practice that cannot be learned from books alone. Looking over the shoulder of another beekeeper is the best way to learn this ancient tradition. In the greater metropolitan area of the San Francisco Bay, how each of us conducts our beekeeping affects the health and well-being of many hives around us. I want to be part of a dialogue with beekeepers in my region, so we can start to work as a collective for the betterment of our practice, our bees, and our environment. I want to connect with my community.
Each Bee Salon will be unscripted and unedited. I'll open hives and show people what the bees are doing that month and what input they will need from their keeper. Seasonal management will be demonstrated. Folks will have a chance to see any tools, equipment, and supplies I may use for that season, and how I use them. Any level of experience is welcome, and there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Bring a veil if you have one, and I'll provide one if you don't . If you have samples to bring for questions, please make sure they are in a sealed clear baggie so they don't contaminate my apiary.
There is no fee to attend the Bee Salon.
Contact me for more information on dates, times, and location.