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

Starting a Bee Hive - Costanoa Commons Saturday April 6th 2019

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Karen Cozza kacozza@gmail.com 408-375-4985

Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz

Location: Costanoa Commons Farm

Event Details

Have you been thinking about having your own bee hive to pollinate your garden and fruit trees and provide honey? For help with how to get started, come to the workshop for beginning beekeeping at Costanao Farms. Bodo Langen, a beekeeper for over 30 years and Amanda Frank, who has given many demonstrations on beekeeping will answer all your questions.

These two knowledgeable members of the Santa Cruz Beekeeping Guild will discuss the life cycle of honey bees, the colony and bee yeard, and beekeeping equipment. In addition, they will talk about interacting with bees at different seasons and we will visit the active hives at Coastanoa Farms.

Bring a hooded rain jacket and wear long pants, so you can watch as the beekeepers interact with the hives. Part of the class will be outside, so dress warmly and wear garden shoes.

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