Saturday, February 16, 2013
9 am - 3 pm
with Alan Hawkins Progress is not a matter of far or near, but if you are confused, mountains and rivers block the way.
—Sekito Kisen, Harmony of Difference and Unity. This workshop is for beekeepers with at least one year of beekeeping experience.
The honeybees are saying that spring is near. Blooms are appearing and the queens are laying lots of eggs. We will meet together and discuss what happened last year and explore the challenges that lay ahead for us this bee season. The following topics will be emphasized: what is our intention; what happened this winter; what to anticipate each season; being proactive about bee hive health; the requiring process; the swarming instinct ; hive splitting, mite management; and latest updates on bee behavior and bee health.
Wear light colored clothing and bring a veil if you have one. A vegetarian lunch is included in the cost of registration.
Maximum workshop size: 30
Fees: $80, $65 current SFZC members, $40 limited income
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Alan Hawkins received the bodhisattva precepts (jukai) in 1992 and works with bees at Green Gulch and in Tracy. In 2011, he facilitated the establishing of hives and harvesting honey at City Center in San Francisco.