Build a Warre Hive of your own.
Warre Bee Hives are an inexpensive way to do your part to give honeybees a home, improve your habitat and produce your own honey. At each event, we have 4 openings for participants who want to build their own hive.
Complete 4 box Warre Bee Hive along with hands on assembly experience . . . $100.00
That cost includes lunch served the day we build. The API gardening team will provide lunch and drinks.
Please send your check, made out to Applewood Permaculture Institute, to the address indicated above. Your check must have cleared the bank before your spot is reserved. This is, of course, first come, first served.
Assembly will take place within an unheated garage with the door open. Please dress in multiple layers appropriate to the weather. The saying goes that there is no bad weather . . . only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something. You will be helping others build their hives also. Think of it like the old barn raising events, but we\’re raising hives. You will work, hard, all day. You will go home tired, happy, carrying a new Warre and having made new friends. You will probably want to bring along your camera. This is no place for children, power tools will be in use all day long.
You must reserve a space by contacting Don Studinski, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-248-6677. If there is overflow interest we will keep a list and give those first chance at any future hive builds
Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.
Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.
The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.
A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year
The Four Corners Beekeepers, "the Buzz Club" will have their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 6 PM at the Florida Baptist Church just west of Elmore's Corner near Durango. We will discuss ordering bees and woodenware, how to conduct the winter check, and bee candy. Newcomers are welcome. Call Tina for more info. (970) 884-8190