Needham Adult Education: Keeping Bees: A Year in the Life of a Honeybee Colony and Its Beekeeper
February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$29
Birgit deWeerd is a beekeeper in Bedford, MA. A chemist by profession, she first became fascinated with beekeeping 30 years ago, when a friend gave her a jar of honey produced by bees from her own hives. Join Birgit for an engaging presentation on the activities in and around a beehive, starting in January and ending in the fall with the honey harvest. You will learn about the social interactions of honeybees, pollen and nectar collection activities, honey productions, and the evolution of beekeeping from medieval times to the 21st century. You may even become inspired to become a beekeeper yourself! Further resources on how to become a beekeeper will be provided. Birgit’s honey, skin cream, and book will be available for purchase for those interested. This will be a delightful evening for gardeners, those considering beekeeping as a hobby, and anyone interested in the fascinating life of bees.
Limited to 15.
Instructor: Birgit DeWeerd
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