Calling all beekeepers! We've got an exciting weekend of bee-ness coming up in early July. Kirk Anderson from the Backwards Beekeepers (Los Angeles) is coming to NYC to wax philosophical about treatment-free beekeeping and letting bees be bees. These are two aspects of the method of apiary management that he and his club practice known as Backwards Beekeeping.
Joining us for a lecture at Brooklyn Brainery on Saturday 7/9 will be Sam Comfort from Anarchy Apiaries in the Hudson Valley. After the talk, we'll walk over to Added Value's Red Hook Community Farm for some hive inspections and demos.
On Sunday 7/10 Kirk and I will be over at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm for a 2pm workshop on ways to propagate bees naturally and a Q&A session on Backwards Beekeeping. Eagle St will be hosting an Ice Cream Social Fundraiser after, and then the Honeysuckle Rosies will be hosting another Bees N' Beers in Greenpoint to allow all the beekeepers who attended to talk shop and share ideas.
Best yet, it's all free. Check out the flyer that Martina over at FarmTina made!