The Greenwich Botanical Center is offering their annual Beekeeping 101 seminar virtually by Zoom on Jan 23, 2021.
Led by Natalya Johnson, a local Greenwich Beekeeper, the class covers all the basics of beekeeping and how to get started from ordering bees, hardware, and supplies. In winter through spring when gardens are being pollinated to summer when you harvest your very own honey. This class is perfect for people interested in getting started in beekeeping and people with some experience who want to learn more about the science of beekeeping.
According to Natalya, “Not only is Beekeeping a fascinating hobby, it also provides a local connection to our natural world. By encouraging more local hives, buying local honey, and practicing pesticide-free landscaping, one small change in one yard leads to a collective change in the neighborhood and may positively affect the global bee community as a whole.”
Natalya learned the art and science of beekeeping as a child on her grandparent’s farm in central Russia. Honeybees are essential to sustain crops and orchards through pollination as well as to produce honey which is the preferred sweetener in that part of the world. She has lived in Greenwich for 20 years and continues her beekeeping and gardening traditions of her grandparents and now wants to share them with you.
Virtual link will be emailed prior to the start of the program.
The event is January 23 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm via Zoom – $15 for Members and $25 for Non-members.
Click here for details and to register.