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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Sat, May 12, 2012, 10am - 12pm
Tickets: 25 members, $30 non-members
Raising honeybees may seem intimidating to beginners, but is an incredibly fun and rewarding venture. In this class, Don Shump will explain how he got started and how you can too. Learn about the best location for a hive, the equipment you will need to get started, where to get the bees, methods for harvesting wax and honey, and how to avoid some common pitfalls. Don will walk you through a beekeeper's typical first year so you know what to expect, and he will tell you what local resources are available to help you succeed. Plenty of time will be allotted for discussion; please be prepared to ask questions. Don Shump is the owner of the Philadelphia Bee Co. whose honey is used at Cookie Confidential, the Franklin Fountain and Shane Candies. He has been keeping bees for more than five years and is a member of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association and the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. He manages more than 20 hives throughout Philadelphia.
100 East Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA In the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia
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Continuing Education Department 215-247-5777, ext. 125 firstname.lastname@example.org