When: Sun., March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2017
Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air. They increase pollination and therefore increase your yields from fruit trees and vegetables. You may harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. We’ll cover what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive—how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. There will be local honey to try.