Bee Keeping workshops at Massaro Farms

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Beekeeping Workshops

Hosted by the farm and conducted by the CT Beekeeper's Association, our beekeeping sessions run from spring through fall each year. the workshops take individuals through various steps of backyard beekeeping, from hive assembly and bee introduction to detecting disease and preparing the hive for winter. Beekeeping workshops have been converted to live webinars led by veteran beekeeper, Ted Jones of Jones Apiaries. Register by 5:00pm the day before the scheduled workshops in order to receive webinar login information.

Beekeepers usually receive $10/pp donations at these workshops. Please consider making a donation to the CT Beekeeper's Association on their website if you participate in a workshop.


2020 Beekeeping

March 21, 2020 - Package Installation
9:00-10:30am; repeat session 11:30am-1:00pm    Register Here.

April 18, 2020 - Spring Inspection
9:00-10:30am; repeat session 11:30am-1:00pm   Register Here.

May 9, 2020 - Now May 16, 2020:  Inspection and Supering
9:00-10:30am

May 23, 2020 - Nucleus Hives and Summer Hive Management
9:00-10:30am

June 7, 2020 - Inspection and  Monitoring
9:00-10:30am

July 18, 2019 - Fall Hive Preparation
9:00

September 12, 2020 - Winter Hive Preparation.
9:00


We also offer companion workshops on various aspects of organic land care. Topics included the importance of pollinators, composting and vermiculture, seed saving, home food preservation and more. We welcome suggestions of topics.

To inquire about workshops, or if you’re interested in offering a workshop at our farm, please call our farm office at (203) 736-8618 and ask for Caty Poole, Executive Director

Seasonal Workshops!  (these are generally intended for adults, though children are welcome with adult supervision)

Stay tuned for the full list of workshops confirmed for 2020. Additional workshops may be added as our schedule allows. Please sign up to receive our newsletter, and check our Calendar for up to date listings.

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