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Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Bee-Friend Co-op

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Flanders invites you to join our Bee-Friend Co-op to learn beekeeping and have hands-on experience with honey bees. Currently, raising bees is challenging even for the most experienced beekeepers. Purchasing bees and a hive can be cost prohibited for a beginner. This year Flanders will offer a bee-friend co-op to promote the importance of pollinators and help participants learn all about keeping bees.

 

Ten hive shares will be sold at $30 per share, which is about the cost of a new hive with bees. About every three weeks from April to November, Al Avitabile, beekeeper and co-author of The Beekeepers Handbook (and other local experienced bee keepers) will monitor the hive with Flanders Bee-Friends Co-op participants as we learn how to manage a hive of bees together. Participants will share the honey if the bees make above what they need to survive winter.

Bees are scheduled to arrive sometime around April 14th for the first Co-op workshop…How to hive your packaged bees. Workshops are weather dependent and Co-op members will be called or e-mailed for monitoring sessions.

 

Co-op participants will need to purchase or borrow their own bee suit for hive monitoring.

 

For more details e-mail flanders@flandersnaturecenter.org

Visit www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Find Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on Facebook

Call 203-263-3711 x10

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