The Bee Course is the most complete education a beekeeper can find outside of a university course. It is also absolutely free. More important, it is dogma-free, presenting a pragmatic evidence-based approach unencumbered by mysticism or naivete about bees in a modern urban environment. Classroom sessions start in fall/winter, and continue until weather warms up enough for hands-on workshop sessions, which run through spring and summer. Then we start over again in the fall, and so on. We’ve been doing this since 2008 or so, long before beekeeping was even legal in NYC. See http://NYCBeekeeping,org for details on the group that has grown around the course, as it hosts many other beekeeping-related events.
We are looking for someone with a truck to help us harvest materials for a fence/trellis next Tuesday afternoon. Please comment below or message us if you can help out!
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