History of Beekeeping & Lifecycle of the Bee

Admission $35. Space is limited; call (503)[masked] to reserve your spot.

-Cover the how, where, when, cost, etc of beginning beekeeping
-If you’ve read beekeeping books but have questions, get the chance to fill in the gaps
-Learn about humanity’s primeval relationship with the bee, her medicine and honey
-Discover the miraculous abilities of our most ancient ally, the honeybee
-Peer into the mysterious inner workings of the hive

This class is taught by Melissa Elliott, the local landscape designer, beekeeper and apitherapist behind Melissa Bees.

Melissa is a bee-teacher highly recommended by Jacqueline Freeman of Spirit Bee. In Mark’s words:

“Melissa came to me highly recommended by Jacqueline Freeman. She will teach more of the nuts and bolts of beekeeping, while Jaqueline will cover some of that but will touch more on the esoteric, biodynamic approach to bees. If you really want to learn bees, I suggest you attend both if possible. I do have ten hives myself, and collect swarms in the spring to grow my population and seed my rural location.”

—Mark Ludeman, Healing Ponds Farm

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