Sweet On Detroit


What about honey bees? Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating more than 100 food crops from apples to zucchini or that for over a decade honey bees have been dying by the tens of millions?

Keep Growing Detroit’s Sweet on Detroit Bee-ginner Beekeeping Program is a series of hands-on workshops designed to introduce students to the art of beekeeping (apiculture). Since 2007 this program has taught new beekeepers the skills needed to create and maintain healthy and thriving bee hives. Classes are coordinated by Keep Growing Detroit with the support of many beekeepers across the City. The 6-part series has an organic emphasis and is designed to address the essentials of starting and maintaining a hive including: the biology of bees, building hive equipment (supers and frames), installing bees in the hive, hive maintenance, honey extraction, and winterizing hives. In addition to classes, Bee-ginners will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience during one-on-one “Bee Buddy” sessions.

Unfortunately, the 2020 Bee-ginner Bee Program has been cancel due to the COVID-19 Crisis. Check out our INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING webinar to learn some beekeeping basics.

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