My Sweet Honey: The Basics of Bees and Beekeeping!
It’s time to learn about:
- Bee physiology
- Bee social patterns
- Honey production
- Bee care
- Honey harvest!
on SATURDAY July 11, 1-4pm at the UBC Farm
Allen Garr is UBC Farm’s resident beekeeper, and he makes sure our bees are happy and healthy. The bee program has been part of farm life at UBC for many years. In its current form it provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the life of bees. In addition, the bees also work at the farm as pollinators and tend to the various crops. The honey they produce is sold at the farmers market near the end of the summer and in the early fall. During the summer Allen gives talks at the farm about bees and pollination. Allen also welcomes volunteers to help with the maintenance of the bees and their hives, including honey extraction in the fall.
Cost: $20 (plus 99 cent registration fee)
Registration: Limited to 20 people. Registration online here. **Please note that all UBC Farm Growing Season Workshops require advance payment. Also, our workshops sell out VERY quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment. There is great demand for our workshops, and unfortunately we can’t accommodate everyone. If the website says the workshop is full, it really is full.**
What to bring: Pen, paper, appropriate clothing
Growing Season Workshops:
This event is part of the UBC Farm Growing Season Workshop Series. Our goal is to connect sustainability and life-skills experts with our local community through accessible and affordable workshops. Come join us for a workshop, gain new skills and knowledge, and help support the UBC Farm!