Backyard Beekeeping and Pollinator Friendly Yards
Interested in becoming a beekeeper or simply want to know what you can do to help pollinators?
This workshop, designed for those with no experience with pollinators or in beekeeping, will provide you with the general knowledge to help you get started. Pollinating insects play an essential role in our ecosystems, not only for reproduction of wildflowers, but also for seeds and fruits that feed songbirds and mammals, like us!
Bees need an abundance and diversity of flowers for pollen and nectar. They need bloom time succession and safe nesting spots like soil, dead wood and dead plant stems. Pollinators are suffering declines due to many factors including habitat loss. Home gardeners can help restore this loss by planting beautiful and nourishing pollinator friendly native plants.
Topics covered will include, native plant species for you home garden, pollinator habitats in your backyard, urban beekeeping, and a Q&A session about “What beekeeping is really like?” Handle and learn to use beekeeping equipment and all the parts of a beehive from the bottom up.
Sign up for this workshop: https://beekeeping-greenfest.eventbrite.com
Registration is not required, but preferred so that we have an adequate number of chairs and materials.