What’s on your bucket list? Ever considered beekeeping? What if there was a way to try it without buying all the equipment? And where do you buy bees anyway? Our new Bee A Keeper Workshops in Pittsboro, NC are the way to live the dream without the commitment.
Beekeeping is a fascinating pursuit – the more you learn about bees, the more they draw you in. People are concerned about the plight of honeybees and interested in learning more. But getting started isn’t simple. With some neighborhood HOAs, it’s just not an option for many people. Other folks don’t want the commitment. A bee hive isn’t a crockpot. Despite some hive designs, you don’t just dump in bees and turn the tap to dispense honey. It requires a commitment to learning and year round management.
That’s why I’m offering a one day opportunity to experience the highlights – and skip the headaches. My Bee A Keeper Workshop allows you to enjoy the beauty of beekeeping without the investment of time or equipment costs. My small group approach (less than 6 participants) gives a personal experience to learn the amazing secrets of the bees. Spend a half day with me and you’ll learn how bees communicate in a dark hive, what they look for in a food source, and how they cooperate to keep the colony humming. Plus you’ll get the once in a lifetime, hands-on opportunity to don the gear and work a real honeybee colony!
Or extend your learning with our full day option. After a locally catered honey-themed lunch, you’ll learn about enjoying pollinators in your garden and learn to make your choice of beeswax candles or honey soap. Finish the day with a pick-your-own bouquet from our cutting garden. You’ll take home a handmade hive products to enjoy or gift from your day in the apiary.
Here’s a look at our plans for the 1/2 day and full day workshops:
1/2 Day OR Full Day Morning Full Day Afternoon
To learn more, visit our Bee A Keeper Workshop page. Our workshops are a great gift for the gardener, nature lover, or recent retiree! We offer discounts for well-mannered youth and encourage family groups. Event dates are by reservation and are limited to spring & fall with a maximum of 6 participants. Visit our online shop to purchase or email me to discuss dates or questions. Live the dream and Bee a Keeper for a day!