Attention: The date of this class has been delayed to an undetermined date due to an delay in bee delivery. Call the Garden for more details 413.298.3926.
Join beekeeper Jan Johnson for step-by-step instruction and demonstration on setting up a beehive, beginning indoors with a close-up look at how bees arrive for installation. Safety equipment, how to stay protected,structuralcomponents, assembly and siting of the hive will be discussed. Jan will thendemonstrate how to introduce bees into a new hive. Participants will be able to observe from a safe distance. Following the demonstration, Jan will be on hand to answer questions.
Jan Johnson is a beekeeper and owner of Berkshire Wildflower Honey, an apiary located in Great Barrington, MA. She practices natural beekeepingandproduces and sells raw honey, beeswax skin care products and beeswax candles. She is certified through Cornell’s Master Beekeeping Program and studied with Nick Calderone, professor of entomology and head of Cornell’s Dyce Laboratory for Honeybee Studies.
This Program is tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 27th at 2pm. This date is subject to weather conditions and bee delivery. Once you sign up for the workshop, BBG will keep you posted about the actual time and day and directions to the location. It will take place on a weekend.