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Berkshire Backyard Beekeepers

Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. We will focus on sustainable beekeeping techniques: raising and sourcing bees locally, managing pests and diseases ecologically, and creating beneficial habitats for honeybees and native pollinators alike.

All levels of experience are welcome. New to beekeeping? Come learn how to get started with your first hives. Are you a seasoned beekeeper? Your experience and knowledge will be invaluable to others in the group!

These meetings are free and registration is not required. Please see the kiosk in front of the Welcome Center for meeting location. 

Contact Chris Wellens at cwellens@berkshirebotanical.org or (413) 357-4657 for more information.

Beekeeping Resources

MASSACHUSETTS BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION (Mass Bee) 

Mass Bee: BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Bee Health articles from the Cooperative Extension System

UMass Beekeeping Resources

MSU Extension Planning for Varroa

 

Something new is always coming up at the Garden!

Open Daily 9AM to 5PM

May 1st through Columbus Day
Here in beautiful Stockbridge, MA

Members
Free
Adults
$15
Seniors
$14
Students
$12
Under 12
Free

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