A temporary lane closure is scheduled for the Brooklyn Bridge in Mercer County located over the Kentucky River on US 68: Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 11.

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Introduction to Beekeeping

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start your discovery with monthly curated programs designed to inspire new perspectives through Shaker lessons of community, sustainability and ingenuity.

Learn everything you need to get started with beekeeping! Shaker Village is home to 40 hives that produce spring and fall crops of honey. Learn the basics of setting up your own hives from experienced Shaker Village beekeepers. Participants will learn about the honeybee lifecycle, choosing hive equipment and assembly, hive site selection, pest management, the costs of beekeeping, how to establish your first hives and what to expect in your first year as a beekeeper. Practical instruction and a variety of guides and resources will be shared. Participants will also take home a beginner beekeeping book.

This session is the first of a two part series. To further develop your beekeeping skills in increasing your apiary through splits, pest management and other topics, consider attending our Beekeeping 102 Discovery Trek in May.

Registration includes one 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to Shaker Village per registrant. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.

Make a weekend out of it! Pre-registered attendees receive a 20 percent discount on an overnight stay at The Inn Friday or Saturday night.

Discovery Trek availability is limited and advanced registration and non-refundable prepayment is required. Day of walk-ins may be taken if space is available.

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Additional Information:

Please take a moment to review the information below before arriving to ensure you are prepared for discovery! Email info@shakervillageky.org with any special considerations or questions, including allergies, physical limitations, etc.

Discovery Treks will be held in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations throughout the year. Every effort will be made to hold the event in its planned location, weather permitting. For your comfort and safety, please consider the location, weather, temperature and activity when planning your attire. Dress for comfort and be ready for exploration.

Event tickets will not be mailed in advance. Please check in outside of the Trustees’ Office 15 minutes prior to the activities’ scheduled start time.

Directions to the Trustees’ Office: After turning into Shaker Village from US-68, turn right at the three-way stop. Go over a small hill and park anywhere in the parking lot on your left. The Trustees’ Office is the red brick building that sits at the northeast corner of the parking lot. The front entrance faces the gravel turnpike that bisects the Village.

For additional information, please call 800.734.5611.