Are you considering apiculture as a new hobby?
If so, you'll want to register for Beekeeping 101 with Natalya Johnson -- happening at the Greenwich Botanical Center on Saturday, January 26
Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the management of honeybees that live in a hive. You will learn which equipment is essential for their proper care, how best to set up and maintain a hive, and discuss its intricacies with local enthusiasts. Discuss the mechanics, cost, and the ideal time to get started. This honey of a class will help take the mystery out of beekeeping. Bring your questions and get answers and understanding into the fascinating world of bees.
A note from the Greenwich Botanical Center's Beekeeping expert, Natalya Johnson:
"I learned the art and science of beekeeping as a child on my grandparent's farm in central Russia. Honeybees are essential to sustain crops and orchards through pollination as well as to produce honey which is the preferred sweetener in that part of the world. I've lived in Greenwich for 20 years and continue the beekeeping and gardening traditions of my grandparents, I also love to share my knowledge! It is important for people to understand the cycle of nature and how human beings are both impacted by and can impact the environment both positively and with detrimental effects. I've partnered with the Greenwich Botanical Center to raise awareness for these important issues. Many people don't know that Beekeeping is a 12-month undertaking with planning and activities throughout the year for best results. It can be a hobby or a small business and is a lot of fun for children and adults alike. From our own backyards to the local environment and world beyond, honeybees play an essential role, and I hope that you will be fascinated by all there is to learn. Join me at part one of my three part series of Beekeeping 101 workshops at the Greenwich Botanical Center this year. Perhaps there will be a beehive or two in your backyard as a result! Happy #beekeeping to all!"
Visit the Greenwich Botanical Center's website to learn more and register for Beekeeping 101 with Natalya Johnson happening on Saturday, January 26.
Cost: Members:$10 | Non Members: $20