New Meetup: Beekeeping Basics Session 1: What's the Buzz?

Sent on: Friday, July 23, 2010 1:36 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Beekeeping Basics Session 1: What's the Buzz?

When: Thursday, August 12,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $6.00 per person

Where: The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This is the first of a three-part series with the knowledgeable and entertaining James Fischer from the Gotham City Honey Co-op and the NYC Beekeepers Meetup.
These sessions can be attended as a set or separately.
$6 each or two for $10 or three for $15. All suggested; pay what you can.

Session 1: What?s the Buzz?
-Why keep bees, who keeps bees, how people keep bees
-Beekeepers? year: what happens when
-What newbies ought to know

Session 2: Hive Inspection
Saturday, August 14, 10 am
How to inspect a hive and what?s happening at this time of year

Session 3: Overview of Bee behavior, pests and diseases
Thursday, August 19, 7 p.m.
Understanding the behavior of bees is crucial to nearly every aspect of beekeeping. If you don?t understand their instinctive goals and correctly interpret their actions, you will be working against, rather than with them. Rampant uncontrolled world trade and uninspected shipping containers brought more to our shores than your new flat-screen TV. It also brought Asian Long-Horned Beetles, and dozens of invasive, exotic pests and pathogens of bees, directly causing the ?bee die off? that started in the mid 1980s. Merely keeping one?s bees alive requires eternal vigilance on the part of the beekeeper, but the good news is that New York is separated by the Hudson River from the US mainland, so we have a chance at controlling diseases and pests in NYC if we work together

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