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Getting Started with Beekeeping

Close-up of honey bees on honeycomb in apiary.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Price: $25

City Green

171 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

City Green

Event Description

Dive into the world of beekeeping with guidance from an experienced backyard beekeeper!

Learn how honey is made and grasp the basics required to start this fascinating hobby. Get answers to your questions and understand the essentials, including equipment, managing pests, and honey collection.

Workshop Topics: 

  • Getting started: equipment, costs, logistics, certification
  • Planning/prepping for the first season
  • Managing expectations
  • Mite/pest management and treatments
  • Swarm management
  • Honey collection
  • Winterizing your hives

About the Beekeeper: 

Geoff currently works as an Assoc Director at a Neuroscience-based contract research firm, doing preclinical studies of CNS diseases. He has been moonlighting as a hobbyist beekeeper for 6 years and loving every minute of it.

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