Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
Les Crowder, a long time beekeeper from New Mexico will lead workshops, (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) at the Arco Iris Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Les began keeping bees in Bernalillo, New Mexico 40 + years ago. He has spent many hours with bare hands in open beehives and tries to observe little clues to let him understand the biological needs of a colony of bees rather than impose the beekeepers schedule and ec...onomics on the colony. He advocates an inexpensive style of beekeeping. In the morning workshop he will talk about the signs bees present to the observant beekeeper. The morning session is from 10 to 12 and the fee is $30. The afternoon session will be about divide making and the small hive advantage. There will likely be a topbar hive full of bees on site and participants are encouraged to bring beekeeping protective clothing if they can for some time to look into a beehive. The afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 and the fee is $45. The fee for both sessions is $70 and couples get 25% off. (Payment by PayPal Ldcbee@gmail.com and Venmo Les-Crowder accepted or at the door, class limit 30 participants) Les Crowder has a BS/A in biology/spanish from the University of New Mexico and wrote the book with Heather Harrell, Top-Bar Beekeeping published by Chelsea Green in 2012.