ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, BUT THERE ARE STILL LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8:30AM AT BOTH NATHAN TUFTS PARK AND ON THE NORTH SIDE OF FELLSMERE PARK, BY THE FLAGPOLES. YOU CAN BRING $30 CASH OR CHECK AND REGISTER THERE UNTIL ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED. JUST TRY TO BE THERE EARLY!|
The Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honey bees in hives across the city, guided by the humans who tend them. On Sunday, June 26th, from 9am til noon, join us for a bicycle tour of apiaries in Somerville, Malden, and Medford, followed by a picnic lunch. Come celebrate the bees with us!
APIARIES FEATURED ON THE TOUR INCLUDE...
Site A: First-year Backyard Beekeeper
First-year beekeeper Carl Palme will show his hive, discuss how he got started, and answer basic questions about hive management for newbees
Site B: Tufts University - Honey Bee Research
See the different life stages of honey bees through the glass of observation hives, and learn from Tufts University PhD candidate Rachael Bonoan about her work linking honey bee nutrition to brood development
Site C: Tufts University - Native Pollinator Research
See the inner workings of bumble bee hives and learn from Tufts University PhD candidate Kelsey Graham about her research on the impact of the invasive wool carder bee on native pollinators
Site D: Community-owned Backyard Flow Hive
Check out the new hive design that last year inspired the sixth-most successful crowdfunding campaign EVER. Hear perspectives from a group of beekeepers who are giving it a try this season while implementing shared hive ownership and management.
Site E: Seasoned Backyard Beekeeper
Experienced backyard beekeeper Carl Puglisi will cover topics including successful overwintering strategies, mite prevention, and splitting hives
Site F: Groundwork Somerville
Visit honey bees and native pollinators at the Somerville South St. farm and hear about how they fit into Groundwork Somerville's work in community education and engagement.
Each group will visit 3 of the above sites.
We will have groups starting out from two locations in the morning. You will have the opportunity when buying your ticket to select your preference to begin your ride at Fellsmere Park, near Malden Center on the Orange Line, or at Nathan Tufts Park, near Davis Square on the Red Line. We will do our best to accomodate requests. Meet up at your location at 9am on the morning of the tour to get your teeshirt, join your group, and start the ride!
BYO PICNIC LUNCH
After a full morning of cycling and bees, all groups will gather at Fellsmere Park for a picnic lunch and a chance to mingle!
Please bring a bag lunch, bicycle, helmet, and water bottle! The total cycling distance is ~10 miles. Light snacks will be provided.
Please contact us if the suggested general registration fee of $30 is prohibitive for you. Any proceeds raised will bee reinvested in education & outreach initiatives by the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (formerly Boston Beekeepers Club).
Many thanks to this year's sponsors!
*Best Bees Beekeeping Services
*Follow the Honey
*Maxant Honey Processing Equipment
*Commonwheels Bicycle Collective
By purchasing a Tour de Hives ticket participants agree and do hereby release from all liability and hold harmless The Tour de Hives (Tour), sponsored by the Boston Area Beekeepers Association and any of its volunteers representing or related to the Tour de Hives. This liability release is for any and all liability for personal injuries including death and property losses or damage in connection with any activity of the above mentioned Tour. The above named individual(s) further agree to abide by all the rules and regulations that are presented by this Tour.
Fellsmere Park (View)
Malden, MA 02148
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|