For the City Times
Central Rivers Farmshed will host a beekeeping workshop on March 4.
The workshop will provide a thorough overview for beginners with an interest in starting a hive, or for those just fascinated with the lives of these “super organisms”.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of beekeeping, to include Honey Bee biology, when and where to obtain bees, proper equipment, colony management, diseases/pests, honey harvest and extraction and properties of honey.
The workshop will be presented by Buzz Vahradian, an experienced beekeeper with a farm in Wautoma. The farm produces raw, unpasteurized honey and utilizes native wildflowers as its local nectar source.
The workshop runs from 9 AM to 3 PM; the fee is $50 for non-members of Farmshed and $45 for members. Lunch and handouts are included. Advanced registration is required.
Farmshed’s mission is to expand the connection between local residents and their food by providing opportunities for participation, education, cooperation, and action to support a local food economy in Central Wisconsin.
For more information on this and other workshops held by Farmshed, go to www.farmshed.org or call (715) 544-6154.