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Introduction to Beekeeping

June 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discovery Treks–Inspired by You!
Shaker Village’s 2016 Discovery Treks are curated weekend programs designed to inspire new perspectives through Shaker lessons of community, sustainability and ingenuity. Register today to start your discovery!

Have you thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper but didn’t know how to get started? Shaker Village is home to a 40-hive apiary that produces spring and fall crops of nearly 700 pounds of honey. Learn from Shaker Village beekeepers the basics of setting up your own hives. Participants will learn about the honeybee lifecycle, costs of beekeeping, choosing hive equipment and assembly, starting your first hive, what to expect in your first year of beekeeping and other tips on keeping a strong and productive colony. Practical instruction and a variety of resources will be shared.

$35 per person
Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.

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Limited availability. Registration and prepayment necessary. Program fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to another program or participant. For additional information, please call 800.734.5611, ext. 1545.