Classes and Events

Beginner Beekeeping**

** the schedule for winter classes will be posted in November.  The five-week beginner and Sophomore/Sustainable courses begin in January and run through the end of March.  If you would like to be notified when we are accepting sign-ups, please click "Subscribe" at the bottom of this page and we will send you an e-mail.  [Don't worry, we won't clutter your in-box with spam.]

 

Healing with Honey

Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Did you know honey can be one of the most effective tools in your first aid kit? Our ancestors knew the healing powers of this "liquid gold" as far back as Ancient Egypt and now you can learn simple and effective recipes to have on hand for the cold and flu season. Using honey's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as a guide, we will make cough syrup, healing skin salve, a gentle sleep aid and a sweet breakfast treat that acts as a year-round immunity booster. You will bring home samples of everything we make in class. 
Healing with Honey is led by Maggie Knowles, a local writer, organic gardener and bee hugger. 
$25 per person.  Space is limited.  Please call the store to register - 207-773-9333.

Bee-friendly Landscapes using Permaculture Principles and Design

Wednesday, October 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn approaches for creating bee-friendly habitats that are supportive, while also creating abundance for people. Topics to be discussed: Pollinator gardens, Native/wild habitat preservation, planning for spring to fall bloom cycles, watering holes for bees, low impact yardscaping, plant polycultures, and bee medicine plantings.

Instructor:  David Homa, from Post Carbon Design
$25 per person.  Space is limited.  Please call the store to register - 207-773-9333.