We love bees and want to do everything that we can to protect their environments. We also love our raw honey and honey products that are brought to us by Steve Lechner, the owner of Busy Bee Farm. Every spring Steve comes to our greenhouses and teaches a class on Bee Keeping for Beginners. It is fun and entertaining and very informative. If you want to keep honey bees, but aren’t sure how to get started, this is the class for you. Steve will cover everything you need to know from day one through the first full year of your new adventure, including housing, handling, harvesting, equipment, common problems, benefits and other questions you might have to be a successful bee keeper. We will be scheduling the class soon. All you have to do is bring a copy of Bee Keeping for Dummies, note pad and pen. Lunch will be provided by Busy Bee Farm.
Even if you don't want to keep bees, you can plant flowers that will help stabalize the existing colonies around your neighborhood. Curtis Jones of Botanical Interests, our local seed company, gave us some great information on what to plant flower wise to help save the bees. Read more.