Conscious Beekeeping

Fri, Apr 27 2018 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Category: Eastern Region, Beekeeping, Biodynamics

Special Session for Beginners

With Bill Day

This half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.


Weather permitting, we will visit the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where we'll open a hive and illuminate topics discussed in the classroom.


Beginning beekeepers who plan to attend the Conscious Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, April 28 are strongly encouraged to register for this session.


Bill Day first learned beekeeping from Gunther Hauk as an intern at the Pfeiffer Center in 2001-02. He is the Pfeiffer Center’s beekeeper and beekeeping instructor. He also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Fee: $55