Monday, November 7, 2011

Beekeeping Basics @Hudson Gardens Nov. 9

Join resident Bee Guardian Bob Shiflet on a fast-paced tour about honeybees and introductory beekeeping at  Hudson Gardens from 6-8PM  on Wednesday Nov. 9.  $15/member, $20/nonmember. The session covers a historical overview of honeybees and basic honeybee biology, including honeybee genetics and common pests and diseases. The course includes information on basic hive management systems, focusing on the elements of a typical hive and the tools and equipment that are required to start a hive. Finally, you'll be educated on local laws and ordinances that surround hobbyist beekeeping and information how to become a Hudson Gardens Beekeeper. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 to register.

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