Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Opportunities to Learn about Bees!!!!!

Do you want to help save the bees?  
Learn about the bees in your community and what you can do to help them!


Brian Campbell of Blessed Bee Farm will lead a bee safari through the local gardens.  Brian will identify honeybees and local bees, discuss their pollination patterns and habits, and talk about what we can do as gardeners and citizens to help them out!  We'll meet indoors, then head outside to find some pollinators!

Host Brian Campbell is a Master Beekeeper, bee conservationist, and teacher of The Bee School.
Where? Strathcona Community Centre

Join us for our first Community Bee Day!
Saturday, June 8
from 2:30pm to 6:00pm

This day will begin with an Introduction to Beekeeping with Brian Campbell of Blessed Bees.
2:30pm - 4:30pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House in Room 3, 800 East Broadway Ave in East Vancouver.

Following the workshop, we will be going on a Community Bee Walk to Can You Dig It! Community Gardens where we will be practicing bee photography and identifying the local bees.  

The community bee photography walk will be our first stage in hosting Bee Hunts: Learning how to photograph and document pollinators in our local community.

Everyone attending will also receive a Bee Bouquet Seed Package from Strathcona 1890 http://www.strathcona1890.com/

For more information about Bee Hunts! please visit: http://www.discoverlife.org/bee/how.html
Sponsored by:
Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants http://www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/

Can't make the June 8 Bee Day?  Please email happybeegardens@gmail.com if you are interested in us setting up another day.

Also a one day intensive beekeeping class

June 16, 2013
This is a one day intensive introduction to urban beekeeping with Master Beekeeper Brian Campbell.  From bylaws and honeybee biology to essential tools and how to use them, we will also have some hands-on bee time in a hive visiting the bees.  Honeybees form a complex super organism that offer many rewards.  Once you get up close to these fascinating creatures you’ll want to have a hive or two in your backyard to learn more.  Course fees include hand outs and a honeybee disease and pest manual.  Protective gear will be provided.
Course fees support Blessed Bee Farm, a Richmond-based pollinator conservation project.
June 16, 2013 9:30 am
June 16, 2013 5:30 pm
Homesteader's Emporium

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