Homeward Bound of Marin Apiary, 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949

Workshops will be led by Dr. Jason Graham, Entomologist and Educator

Buzz with us for a dynamic 2-hour beekeeping workshop at our educational apiary in Novato! As with all Planet Bee programs, prepare for hands-on engagement, learning, and loads of fun. Whether you’re new to beekeeping or have some experience, you’re sure to experience something new. Workshops will be led by beekeeper and entomologist and educator, Dr. Jason Graham, who has over 12 years of experience working with honey bees and native bees. During workshops, we will:

  • Begin with a brief lecture on the important of honey bees and relevant beekeeping topics such as beekeeping equipment, hive placement, life inside the hive, pest & disease management, honey harvesting and overwintering your hive.

  • Hop into real beekeeping suits and get up-close and personal with our fuzzy friends, as we open a hive and locate the wax cells, pollen, brood, and of course the honey!

  • Taste fresh local honey straight from the hive, the sweetest reward of beekeeping!

  • End with a informative Q & A session.

We provide all beekeeping suits, gloves, and beekeeping equipment. Just make sure to wear closed-toe shoes.

*Classes are limited to 25 participants. First come, first serve. All others will be placed on a waiting list.

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June 22, 2019 @ 2pm-4pm

July 13, 2019 @ 2pm-4pm

August 10, 2019 @ 2pm-4pm

September 14, 2019 @ 2pm-4pm

October 12, 2019 @ 2pm-4pm

November 9, 2019 @ 5pm-7pm

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Dr. Jason Graham’s Bio

Jason is a bee researcher who has worked with honey bees and beekeepers for 12+ years. He earned his PhD in the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory at University of Florida. For his post-doctoral work, Dr. Graham studied the known populations of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees and contributed data that helped to list these pollinators as endangered species. He has presented his bee research at the Smithsonian Museum, led field trips for the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and his research has been featured by National Geographic. He has taught and assisted classes at University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Hawaii, and Hawaii Pacific University.