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March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join Massachusetts state Beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth lecture on spring management of honey bee hives. This lecture will focus on how to manage spring hive population build-up, feeding, dividing, pest monitoring and protection and most...

April 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Installing a new hive can be both exhilarating and daunting. This workshop will discuss the preparations to take so beekeepers are ready to install a new hive when their nucs or packages arrive. Topics to be covered will include equipment needed,...

May 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Beehives should be inspected every week or two.This course will guide participants through a basic hive check.Topics covered will include monitoring hives throughout the seasons; finding eggs, larvae, and queens; record keeping; and checking for mites and...

June 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dress for working outdoors; bring work gloves.   Join Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow...

September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join 6th generation beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on fall hive management of honeybees. This lecture/demonstration will focus on how to prepare your beehives to survive the winter, including hive preparation, feeding, and pest control. Ken...
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
New England is one of the finest cider making regions in the world. Join Mike Schilling and Jordana Starr, the husband­-and-wife team behind Beerology in Northampton, and delve into the history of cider making. Taste sweet and hard ciders, and learn...

November 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY REGISTERED Join Jamie Samowitz, educator and herbalist, for a hands- on exploration of the world of herbal extractions. Home herbalism straddles the line between food and medicine. By extracting herbs into oil, vinegar, and alcohol...

December 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about the craft of homemade herbal gift making with local farmer and herbalist, Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm. Participants will make and take home unique holiday gifts, including loose tea blends, sachets, air fresheners, bath salts and sugar...

January 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
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...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 5 weeks on Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course will include discussion of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop rotation schemes,...


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