Flanders is pleased to again be offering its popular introductory beekeeping course on the art and science of beekeeping. The workshops will promote the importance of pollinators and show students how to start and keep a hive, as well as brainstorm new ideas to help keep our pollinators alive and thriving. This series will consist of three classes and two field trips to an apiary.
The beekeeping classes will be a hands-on experience with bees and be led by Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor in the Biology Department at UCONN, co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” and noted beekeeper and researcher.
Classes will be held on three consecutive Friday evenings in March. The first session of the program will be held on Friday, March 7 at 7PM in the Flanders Studio. The other two classes will be held on March 14 and 21st. It will also include two Saturday field trips in April to a nearby apiary to install a package of honey bees and to then check on them a week after that installation.
Friday, March 7, 7 pm
Cost for all the sessions: is $85 Flanders’ members
and $120 nonmembers
Pre-Registration is required.
5 Church Hill Road
203-263-3711, ext. 10