Posts tagged "Urban Bees"

Help a Bee Farm Move

Help a Bee Farm Move
  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 »

Summer Solstice Potluck Supper at Chicago Honey Coop This Friday

Summer Solstice Potluck Supper at Chicago Honey Coop This Friday
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 »

Chicago Beekeeping Class January 2011

Chicago Beekeeping Class January 2011
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.
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Urban Beekeeping Class This Saturday

Urban Beekeeping Class This Saturday
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 »

'Frost Aster' Illinois Wildflower

'Frost Aster' Illinois Wildflower
I’ve mentioned before how much like letting weeds grow in my garden because they provide interest (free flowers) and attract beneficial insects into the garden. ‘Frost Aster’ is one such weed that I welcome in the garden because this time of year there isn’t much blooming in Chicago. Right now you can see it blooming... Read more »

Sustainable Mother's Day gifts for Chicago Gardeners

With Mother’s Day just around the corner you may be in search of a perfect local, socially conscious or sustainable gift for the Chicago gardening mom in your life. Here are my recommendations for three such gifts.  The Chicago Honey Co-op is Chicago’s urban bee farm that provides jobs and job training in urban agriculture to the under-employed... Read more »
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Urban Beekeeping Class this January

The Chicago Honey Co-op will be holding their winter urban beekeeping class this January 23, 2010 at the Jane Adams Hull House Museum. The Jane Adams Hull-House Museum is located at 800 South Halsted Street. Steps from the Blue/Pink line stop and the Halsted bus. Beekeeping enthusiasts will learn the basics of beekeeping including; package... Read more »

TomatoFest Potluck Supper 2009

Yesterday’s potluck supper at the Chicago Honey Co-op for Chicago TomatoFest 2009 acted as the closing ceremony for tomato festival. I got an early start on the festivities when I visited the vegetable garden at the Cook County Jail. While photographing the vegetable garden I couldn’t keep myself from eating the cherry tomatoes. My cherry... Read more »

Chicago TomatoFest Potluck Supper

If you purchased heirloom tomatoes during the Chicago TomatoFest plant sales you’re invited to the Second Annual Chicago TomatoFest Potluck Supper at the Chicago Honey Coop. The event celebrates the end of tomato growing season in Chicago and you’re asked to bring a dish that showcases the heirloom tomatoes you grew all season. The tickets... Read more »
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One Seed Chicago Show & Tell

It is time for the One Seed Chicago Show & Tell. One Seed Chicago is asking that all of you participants and bean growers send in photos of your largest beans, creative bean support structures and anything else related to One Seed Chicago or growing beans. Submissions must be photo or video that can be... Read more »