Sunday, August 31, 2008

Beekeeping Workshop Coming on Sept 27

September seems to be local food month around here, and to this subject what better than to offer a workshop on keeping bees and hosting a local honey "tasting"! We're very excited to be have this beekeeping workshop coming up in a few weeks, as there have been many requests from people in our community about a workshop on this topic, in particular learning about keeping bees in cities and how to get started. There is even interest from one person in starting a beekeeping co-op, to share the work and responsibility of care for the bees. Maybe such a project will be able to grow out of this workshop? It took us a while to connect with a good facilitator, but we saw Les give a beekeeping workshop at Hillside Festival last summer and he had everyone inspired by his knowledge and enthusiasm. We look forward to hosting him here at Little City Farm. Here are the details - there's still space to sign up.

Intro to Beekeeping Workshop
Sat, Sept 27 from 1-3 pm

With Leslie Eccles of Eccles Apiaries, and the University of Guelph Beekeeping Lab

- How to get started with your own bees
- Information regarding the recent losses of bee colonies in Ontario
- Local honey tasting
- Honey for sale from Eccles Apiaries

Cost: $20/person
Reservation by SEPT 20 required

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