The Audubon Center and Sanctuary had such an overwhelming response to its beekeeping workshop last Saturday that it is being offered again Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Bees need to be ordered in January, so the workshop is the time to learn what is needed to start. In the spring, Audubon will offer a beginning beekeeping series to fill in the details
The class will describe the equipment you need to begin a beekeeping operation. It will also present an overview of honeybees and the care they require. The program will lead into a beekeeping series this spring that will walk beekeepers through their first year of beekeeping.
The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering its beekeeping workshop again Saturday. Beekeeper Walt Dahlgren is pictured with the Audubon’s bees.
The workshop costs $12 for the public and $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Class size is limited. Call 569-2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Johnson Foundation, the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation and the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has more than five miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.