Regardless of your preference for honey, beekeeping is for everyone. Beekeeping, otherwise known as apiculture, has been practiced for centuries all over the world, beginning with the Egyptians who used logs, boxes, and pottery vessels to make hives. Today, the practice of caring for bees has been left relatively unchanged, although safer and easier! Before you suit up, learn the basics in this beekeeping workshop! Understand bee-friendly gardens, safety techniques, tools, materials, hive placement and management, and how to harvest delicious honey.
Caring for bees requires as much effort as a garden, and offers a new set of benefits for you and your environment. With bees dying at rapid and never before seen rate, backyard beekeepers are needed now more than ever. Invite bees into your yard to help with pollination, an essential piece to the health of our local environment and global food supply. Did you know? Pollination from bees supports one-third of human crop growth, and of this number, honeybees are responsible for 80 percent (www.thedailygreen.com). Help save a dying species while encouraging abundant growth of your fruits and veggies. Plus, enjoy sweet honey year round! Join us and learn how you can put nature’s hardest worker to use.
The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz STeet
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Date and Time:
Member $8.54 + $1.46 fee per person
Non-member $13.28 + $1.72 fee per person