It’s almost moving season in Chicago and along with many residents (and transplants) the bees at the Chicago Honey Co-op will have to find a new home. Unlike your friends though, the bees at the Chicago Honey Co-op will not be asking you to give up your weekend to help them move in exchange... Read more »
The annual ‘Sweet’ Summer Solstice Potluck Supper at the Chicago Honey Co-op is this Friday evening from 6-9pm. If you’ve never been to the Chicago Honey Co-op this is a good oppertunity to tour Chicago’s largest bee farm in a casual and fun setting. This may be the last year the Sweet Summer Soltice Potluck... Read more »
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 the Washington Park Conservancy is hosting a beekeeping class for beginners in Chicago from 10am-Noon at the Washington Park Field House. Learn about backyard beekeeping from Michael Thompson from the Chicago Honey Co-op. This is a great opportunity to learn about beekeeping in Chicago from someone who has over 35 years of... Read more »
The Chicago Honey Co-op is conducting beekeeping class this January at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum dining room. If you’re interested in urban beekeeping in Chicago this is the class you want to take. The class runs from 10am-3pm. For more information visit.
Does watching the bees buzz around your garden have you interested in keeping honeybees in Chicago? There’s a “Green Tech U” urban beekeeping course at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, this Saturday (October 23) from 10AM-1PM. This seminar on keeping bees in Chicago will cover the basics of how-to beekeeping, hands-on demonstrations of equipment... Read more »
Last weekend at the Green & Growing Fair Bee Balm was unveiled as the winner of 2010 One Seed Chicago. Chicagoans all across our City voted for their favorite and Bee Balm came out on top. This year One Seed Chicago will distribute over a million seeds to the gardeners who voted and those who didn’t get... Read more »
On the heels of the urban bees in my garden post, I thought I’d share some pictures of flies that look like bees. The fly in the photo above is a syrphid fly. These flies are also known as hover flies, flower flies and bee flies. Here are couple of photos of these bee flies... Read more »
I was fortunate enough to be allowed to sit in on this lecture with Michael Thompson, of the Chicago Honey Co-Op, and Dr. Alan Molumby, of UIC. The lecture was presented by The School of the Chicago Botanic Garden & the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at the Chicago Cultural Center. Part of it was suppose... Read more »