Join us April 17th for a very special Beekeeping Master Class with the Philadelphia Bee Co.'s owner and operator Don Shump. Whether you a complete Newbee or an Old Forager, everyone is welcome to attend. Some of the topics that will bee covered in this class include:
Honey Bee Biology, Difference Between Bees and Wasps, How Bee Stings Work, Honey Bee Castes, Bee Communication, Foraging, Pollination, Honey, Honey Bee Products, Bee Hives, Tools Used in Beekeeping, & Native Pollinators.
In addition to the presentation there will bee a Q&A session we like to call Stump the Shump!
Refreshments will be provided, but feel free bring any homemade creations to share (Especially if they include honey!)
**Class is limited to 30 participants. Reserve your space today!**
The Philadelphia Bee Co. provides residents with locally produced bee products including honey, wax and pollen all gathered and made within city limits. Philadelphia is an ideal location for honey bees with large numbers of trees and urban gardens. We seek to educate our friends and neighbors about the importance of pollinators and honey bees in particular. Bees are of vital to our way of life as the plants they pollinate plants that make up more than 1/3 of our diet. Apples, pears, almonds and even beef (due to their alfalfa and clover feed stock) are all pollinator dependent.
More info on the Philadelphia Bee Co can be found here: http://www.philadelphiabee.com/