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Beekeeping Basics and Honeybee Biology

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Whether you are interested in learning sustainable backyard beekeeping practices or just want a better understanding of how these delicate, intricate creatures benefit us and our planet, you will leave this class a-buzz with new energy!

This course covers hive structure, colony dynamics and delves into basic honeybee biology. We will discuss the history of beekeeping, from honey production to pollination contracts, as well as current trends (and rifts) in colony management practices. Weather permitting, there will be a field trip to Emily’s Apiary in Santa Cruz for a real-life “hive dive.”

By the end of the course, students who are interested in obtaining their own hive will have a good working understanding of equipment, tools, management practices, bee biology, and how we can work together to support these very vital pollinators.

This class is appropriate for adults with little to no experience in keeping bees.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Location
Aptos Main Campus

Instructor
Emily Bondor 

 

Notice

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Fee: 

$75.00

Materials Fee:

 $5.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/23/2019 - 3/2/2019 Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1605 Emily Bondor