Join us at Stanford University on Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00pm - 1:00pm

Please pay below and email your class request to zach@planetbee.org

 Everything you need to know   before   you get started beekeeping! Already started? Don’t worry there is plenty for you too!

Everything you need to know before you get started beekeeping! Already started? Don’t worry there is plenty for you too!

 

Beekeeping is an amazing adventure, but can be intimidating to the uninitiated. This is a great place to get started. We will cover the first steps to keeping bees. Let you know what you need to get started, challenges you might encounter and where to look for solutions. We will share our experiences and resources to help you reach your personal beekeeping goals.

“Beekeeping is farming for intellectuals” - Sue Hubbell

Discover where the honey bee fits in to the tree of life, their closest relatives and what distinguishes them from other bees, wasps, flies and other UBO’s (unidentified buzzing objects). Look at various bee species under a microscope and learn how to identify them using provided resources.

Honey bees are social insects- also referred to as ‘superorganisms’. Each individual bee has its own immune response to invasion by foreign pathogens. Likewise, the colony responds to invasion with each defensive bee working to eliminate invaders to their hive. We will discuss the anatomy, nutrition, behavior, lifecycle and needs of both the individual bees and the colony as a superorganism.