The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild presents a Natural Beekeeping Workshop on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 9 am to 5 pm at The Cope House, Awbury Arboretum, featuring Dr. Leo Sharashkin.

Dr. Leo is editor of “Keeping Bees With a Smile”, a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is a regular contributor to American Bee Journal, Bee Culture, The Beekeepers Quarterly (UK), and other major publications, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping and organic growing. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Missouri and a Master’s in Natural Resources from Indiana University. Author of world-renowned research in sustainable agriculture, he lives with his wife and four children on a forest homestead in the Ozarks in southern Missouri where they catch feral survivor-stock swarms and raise bees in forty low-maintenance, easy-to-build horizontal hives. His website (with free plans and advice) is www.HorizontalHive.com.

Keeping bees can be simple, healthful, and rewarding. Dr. Leo shares time-honored methods that take the sting out of beekeeping and make it fun and accessible to all. The visually-rich presentations include step-by-step instructions, hive demonstration, and free hive plans.

Beginner beekeepers – or those just contemplating having bees – will receive a robust working understanding of all aspects and options of the natural approach. Experienced beekeepers – from backyard hobbyists to commercial – who seek ways to keep their bees treatment-free with minimal intervention and expense will glean a swath of ideas that can be applied to their existing operations.

This all day workshop will run from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • Morning Lectures:
    1. “Local Bees: The Foundation of Natural Beekeeping.” (Including a detailed discussion of attracting honeybee swarms using bait hives.)
    2. “Horizontal Hives and their Advantages”
  • Lunch – will not be provided. Please bring your own.
  • Afternoon Lectures:
    1. “Horizontal and Vertical Hives: Management Choices and How They Affect the Bees… and the Beekeeper”
    2. “Not By Clover Alone: Preserving and Enhancing Nectar-Plant Resources”
  • Questions and answers

Purchase your tickets for the WORKSHOP ONLY here.

Dr. Leo will also be speaking with Tom Seeley at the The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild’s 8th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium.

Purchase tickets for BOTH EVENTS here and save $5.00 on the cost of tickets purchased separately.

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