Beekeeping, or apiculture, is said to have begun with the Egyptians who used logs, boxes, and pottery vessels to make hives. Today, with bees dying at rapid and never before seen rate, the practice of caring for bees is needed now more than ever. Join us in this workshop to learn the basics of beekeeping, tools, materials, safety techniques, seasonal care, building a hive, placement, and management techniques, plus how to harvest delicious honey!
Caring for bees requires as much effort as a garden, and offers a new set of benefits. Invite bees into your yard to help save a dying species, encourage pollination in your garden, and enjoy raw, organic honey. You may know, pollination from bees supports one-third of the crops that we eat (www.thedailygreen.com). Learn how you can support bees in return and join us for this special workshop series!
Instructor: Erik Knutzen
Instructor Bio: Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne of Root Simple are authors of The Urban Homestead and Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World. They live in the heart of Los Angeles, in a little bungalow set on a 1/12 acre lot where almost all of their land is devoted to growing edible or otherwise useful plants and trees. Their obsessions include bees, bikes, beer, chickens, healthy cities, healing herbs, simple living and good food. In short, everything DIY!
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We understand your plans may change. With that in mind, The Ecology Center has a very simple cancellation policy: regardless of whether you made your reservation online or by phone, we will give you credit toward a future program if you cancel at least 24 hours ahead of an event. Credit must be redeemed within 90 days of issue.
Unfortunately, as a small non-profit, we cannot give refunds or credits if cancelled with less than 24-hours notice or in the event of a no-show. This policy is in effect for all events and classes, except for Green Feast; due to high demand, no refunds or credits will be issued for our annual fundraising event.
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The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to create a healthy and abundant future for all of Orange County. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to our day-to-day lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.