Introduction to Beekeeping is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.
Come learn the basics on establishing a hive on your own property. Pat Evans, Master Gardener and amateur apiarist, will lead the seminar and share her experience in this art and science. With the pressures leading up to the recent “Colony Collapse disorder” outbreak, it has been said that hobbyist beekeepers have made a positive impact on the Honeybee population. The EARTH Center would like to help spark any resident’s interest in this age old environmental stewardship practice.
“This is another standout course from the EARTH Center,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I hope the focus on the environmental benefits of beekeeping will lead to improvements throughout the County.”
“This class should generate a lot of interest in beekeeping, and allow those who have never thought about this practice to understand its purpose and importance,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee.
A supply of catalogues will be on hand to demonstrate the materials necessary. Also to be discussed will be garden plants that can serve as pollen sources when naturally occurring sources are not easy to find in our area.
Weather permitting the lecture will be followed by a brief walk outside.
There are plenty of gardening topics and areas that benefit from off season research, so feel free to call the Master Gardner Helpline even in the fall and winter at 732-398-5220 for assistance in Middlesex County. Residents of other counties can find their Rutgers Cooperative Extension office and helpline at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/mastergardeners/helplines.asp
Though this is a free workshop pre-registration is required at 732-398-5262 by November 12. No “walk-ins” are permitted. The size of these classes is limited, so register early to ensure a space.
For more information, contact the EARTH Center at 732-398-5262.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.