Come join us to build a bee hive out of cob!!!!!!!
I believe this will be the first top bar beehive built out of cob in the midwest and possibly the entire USA. Wouldn't you want to be a part of natural building history? Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by.
We will be building a Kenyan Top Bar hive out of natural materials. COB - specifically. The fee is $20.00 per person. The date is set for June 7th at the North Park Village Nature Center.
The skills related to the build itself will be transferable if you were to choose to embark on a cob oven, bench, shed, or cottage. How so you ask? We will create a foundation, mix cob, build a structure, and create a roof. All four of these components are needed to build a successful lasting cob structure. That structure can be for little bees or slightly modified and scaled up to a small work shed or scaled up even further to construct a cozy cottage in the woods.
Building with cob and stone is almost meditative, before long a deeper connection with the material beneath your feet just may creep into your conscious.
Plan on arriving in time for the class to promptly start at 10am. Please bring your own lunch/snacks. 10 to 10:30 discussion -bees-
10:30 to 11am - how we will build a Kenyan Top Bar hive with cob
11 to at least 4pm will be the build - possibly longer
Please do not hesitate to share questions or comments. Thank you