UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
University of California
UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

Intro to Honeybees & Beekeeping

Date: March 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact: Vanessa Ackermann vschlege@ucsc.edu

Sponsor: UCSC Farm & Garden

Location: UCSC Hay Barn

Event Details

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, colony dynamics and delves 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:
Cost of the workshop is $35 general admission (pre-registered) or $45 (at the door); $25 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and current members of the Monterey Bay UC Master Gardeners (pre-registered) or $35 (at the door); $20 for beginning farmers and limited-income (pre-registered) or $30 (at the door). $5 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!

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