Urban Beekeeping Class this January

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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 installation, hive management, swarm control and honey harvesting.

After taking this class you will be prepared for the spring and the outdoor class held at the Honey Co-op in May.Cost is $50.00 for the all day class and it is suggested you bring a potluck dish to share during the lunch break. As of today registration is half full. You can register for the class here, learn about the Jane Adams Hull-House Museum here.
One a related note: Jane Adams Hull-House Museum needs volunteers for the Re-Thinking Soup program and help at the urban farm. If you’d like to volunteer for either of these two contact Kelly Saulsberry at ksuzanne@uic.edu or 312.355.4683.



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  • With everything going on here these days I don't have time to take the class, but I sure would like to try my hand at beekeeping. I read The Secret Life of Bees a few years ago, and saw the DVD recently at my sister's place. It's such a fascinating hobby, and these days honey bees can use all the help they can get.

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    You know, I wanted to try it too but when I went to the "Rooftop Beekeeping in Chicago: The Confluence of Culture and Nature." I realized beekeeping wasn't what I thought it was going to be like. I thought you could have some of those cutesy half dome thing around your garden like I see in European gardens or on historical woodcuts and call it a day.

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