Red Deer is a-BUZZ on Urban Beekeeping

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C) has been dedicated to offering educational programming in urban beekeeping in Calgary for four years. Since then, the excitement around hobbyist beekeeping has been grown beyond Calgary city-limits, particularly in the Red Deer area. To help support this community of beekeepers, this summer we are bringing our programming to Red Deer. In June, A.B.C will be hosting a Field Day at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to introduce people to beekeeping, learn some hive management techniques and connect with other Red Deer-area beekeepers.

We would like to invite you to attend:

Red Deer Field Day

Eliese and A.B.C will be bringing up hives, as well as inspecting local hives in this great Saturday workshop! This is a great opportunity to connect, ask advice, learn a few tricks, and have a great time! We will be reviewing swarming and swarm suppression, splitting, and recognizing a healthy hive and queen.

Location: Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm

Date: June 22, 2013

Other Programs:

We are launching our Bees4Communities Program, where A.B.C manages honeybees for Calgary Food Tours, Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Forage Foods, and Una Pizza and Wine. They receive monthly report cards on their hives’ health as well as gain the honey surplus to share with their clients. In return, these colonies are used as educational tools in training the public in urban beekeeping in A.B.C’s Home2Hive Bicycle Tours. More information about these programs, and others like it, can be found here:http://www.backyardbees.ca/bees/b4c

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