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Introduction to Honeybees and Beekeeping
UCSC Hay Barn
Santa Cruz, CA
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Sunday Mar 29, 2020 9:30 AM - Sunday Mar 29, 2020 12:20 PM | Free - $35.00


Introduction to Honeybees and Beekeeping
Whether you are interested in learning sustainable backyard beekeeping practices or just want a better understanding of how these delicate, intricate creatures benefit us and our planet, you will leave this class a-buzz with new energy!

This course will cover hive structure and colony dynamics and will delve into basic honeybee biology. We will touch on the history of beekeeping, from honey production to pollination contracts, and discuss current trends (and rifts) in colony management practices.

By the end of the course, students who are interested in obtaining their own hive will have a good working understanding of equipment, tools, management practices, bee biology, and how we can work together to support these very vital pollinators.

Workshop Cost:

$35 general admission
$25 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and current members of the Monterey Bay UC Master Gardeners
$5 for UCSC students.

Day of workshop walk-ins
$45 general admission
$35 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and current members of the Monterey Bay UC Master Gardeners
$15 for UCSC students

About the Instructor:
Emily Bondor is a Bay Area apiarist and educator. Her expertise is in promoting responsible honeybee genetics and breeding queens from locally adapted genetic stock. She manages hives throughout Santa Cruz county and in the North Bay for Napa Valley Bee Co. In Addition to teaching beekeeping, Emily manages the science garden program at Green Acres Elementary School. Learn more about Emilys work on her website and instagram.
Note: This workshop takes place rain or shine!

Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.

If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Vanessa Ackermann
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
attn: Seed Starting Workshop

Please include your contact information (phone, email & city of residence) with your check.

For directions to the Hay Barn on the UCSC campus, please see the CASFS website.

Click here to see additional fruit tree and gardening events sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.


UCSC Hay Barn (View)
94 Ranch View Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Education > Classes
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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