April Meeting

Want to know what else honeybees do in addition to making sweet honey and pollinating the flowers? Well, come this Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm to learn from Jacqueline Freeman about Biodynamic Beekeeping.

We are also starting up the before meeting Apiary Lessons at 6 pm in the apiary out back. Bob Combs will be there going over what to inspect and how to notice issues in the hive with real hives.

6:00 – 7:00 Hands On Apiary Lessons by Bob Combs
7:00 – 7:30 Beginners’ Session: Basic Bee Principles by Robert Clark
This month Robert will be going over

  • April Hive Activities
  • Weather Problems and Early Nectar Flows
  • Swarm Management
  • Package Installation
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Biodynamic Beekeeping by Jacqueline FreemanJACQUELINE FREEMAN is a pioneer in the emerging field of natural beekeeping. A biodynamic farmer, she is gifted in perceiving nature intelligences, particularly honeybees, and has spent many years working alongside them with an open and prayerful heart. Her work with the bees has uncovered how bees fulfill broader roles in the hive and in nature.

Jacqueline teaches bee classes at her farm and honeybee sanctuary in Washington state. The documentary movie “Queen of the Sun” showed her caring work as a gentle swarm rescuer. Her bee articles appear in national magazines and anthologies. She is a featured speaker at conferences for organic and treatment-free beekeeping, permaculture and sustainable agricultural.

In 2013, the Dominican Republic hired her to work with rural beekeepers to help them create healthy bees through respectful and treatment-free beekeeping. Jacqueline’s ongoing bee work is updated on the website, SpiritBee.com. Jacqueline and her husband Joseph live on their biodynamic farm in southwest Washington.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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