Monday, July 23, 2012

Beekeeping 101 Workshop with Meg!

Meg Paska, of Brooklyn Homestead , the beekeeping author and urban farmer of wonder, will be here July 28th for a beginner's beekeeping workshop! This is for all types of farmers, homesteaders, city-dwellers and rooftop adventurers. Bees can live anywhere an 8-framed box can go. Don't be discouraged if you live on a postage stamp lawn in the middle of Queens or a 1/2 acre plot in suburbia. Beekeeping is a great companion to chickens and gardens, a beautiful and natural addition to your food-producing backyard. Meg will cover all the basics, do a demonstration and talk with the Cold Antler Hive and hopefully (bees be willing) we'll do some extracting and everyone can go home with some of that sweet, beautiful, gold.

We'll do a raffle at the event for a complete beginner kit as well. Everyone who attends can enter for this grand prize: a hive body, frames, veil, gloves, smoker, hive tool, beekeeping book, etc. You just need to add the bees, and you can talk to Meg about that. She sells them and Patty over at Livingston Brook Farm is pleased as punch with her NYC bees at her Washington County Farm.

Pack a bagged lunch, there will be plenty of iced, bottled water available for the drinking. If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay, check out Cambridge's Chamber of Commerce site her for lists of inns and hotels. As all workshops go, starts at 10AM and goes till 4PM. Will include a farm tour, lunch break, and regular joshing and mucking about that we have all come to adore.

Sign up by emailing me, Season Pass members simply let me know you'll be attending.

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Blogger Woodhaven Place Homestead and Garden said...

We keep very happy bee's on our 1/2 acre in the suburbs! Don't get discouraged if you live in the city it can bee (ha ha) done!

May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Gosh Jenna, I wish I lived closer by than Australia!

I was in your neck of the woods in October last year (train from Chicago to New York City) but a full week before the big weekend workshop you were running. Next time I'm in the US I'll try to be a bit more (or less!) organised and take the time to do a workshop with you.

June 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Irma said...

This is my third year beekeeping for the hotel where I work. I have three hives on our roof and supply our hotel with the honey, something our guests love.

Beekeeping is not difficult, it is not time consuming, and in three years of working withthem (usually without gloves or my jacket), I have only been stung once and quite frankly, that was really MY fault.

Nothing is more fascinating than a hive of bees. Go to Jenna's workshop, there's a whole new world waiting for you!

June 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM  
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June 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM  

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