DIY Beehive

Come learn how to build your own "Top Bar" Hive and harvest up to 5lbs. of homegrown honey per year. Bees are such an important part of our ecosystem and local agriculture. Currently, there are many things affecting the future of bees and you may have heard about CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Come learn more about how you can take an active role in bee stewardship.

We will be having a brief discussion on bees and beekeeping and then a demo on how to build your own beehive. Guest Presenter, Ysidro Avila, will also be selling a couple of prebuilt hives for purchase and will be offering a follow up intensive "build day" to be announced at the meeting.

Suggested donation: $10, no one turned aways for lack of funds. Money goes to keep the lights on at Sol and provide future workshops.

Contact: [masked] /[masked], please text if possible.

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  • Jennifer Steeber T.

    Jennifer Steeber Taylor

    There is another event I would like to invite you to: Come learn about which plants/trees do best when planted with others that have beneficial functions. What plants are nitrogen fixing and why is that important to young trees? How about grass suppressor? Just as people aren't designed to live and function alone - tree, bushes, and plants are happier in a rich and diverse community. But I need your email address so that I can get 2 more RSVPs to post on this meetup site. I don't understand why meetup does this, it makes it hard to get events out... Thanks, Jennifer

    May 14, 2013

  • Jennifer Steeber T.

    This was a GREAT event, thanks to everyone involved in putting it together! I was on the fence regarding bee keeping, but now we are definitely going to try it! Here is the info that I said I would post. The presenter’s email address is: [masked], the Bee Seller in Modesto’s number is (209) 521-0490. Also, here are some links to the Rio Linda Grange Hall, which is a great place for agriculturally minded people to meet and share ideas. or
    Note: The meeting dates for the Rio Linda Grange Hall are now on the FIRST THURSDAY of every month at 7pm. They have a couple of acres that they are starting to garden using permaculture methods, including straw bale beds and Hugelkultur. Come and check us out!!!

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Anne R.

      I agree and thanks for posting the info, I would love to come and check out your new gardens, I will have some time later this month or early next month. Let me know how to set it up.

      April 17, 2013

    • Jennifer Steeber T.

      I am trying to set up a date/time to invite people to come out and see what we are all about. I am new to the Grange, so I am trying to schedule people that have more experience than I. I will post it as event on this meetup when I have it nailed down.

      April 17, 2013

  • Jennifer Steeber T.

    You can find the Rio Linda Grange on Facebook at!/pages/Rio-Linda-Grange/[masked]?fref=ts

    April 17, 2013

  • Mk D.

    very sorry to miss this event.

    April 16, 2013

  • Mk D.

    will definetly bee there! have a hive or 2 in my back wall!

    April 11, 2013

  • Marvin

    I would love to come but will be out of town. will this be held again soon?

    April 10, 2013

  • homer

    Guest is tentative. Excited about this meet-up!

    April 10, 2013

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