This month we'll continue our pollinator theme and learn about beekeeping from Andre Kruglikov, longtime Alameda beekeeper. Andre will share with us:
- How he got started and progressed in beekeeping.
- What happens in a hive over the course of a beehive's year and how it affects the beekeeper. Each season brings its own challenges, especially winter!
- The different bees in a hive - queens, drones and workers - their roles and natural history.
- Varroa mites - the main scourge of bees and beekeepers - and how to manage them.
- Harvesting honey.
- Questions and answers, and much more!
About our presenter: Andre Kruglikov started keeping bees twelve years ago, in an effort to improve pollination of his fruit trees. His hives now number about twenty and his Twin Bee Apiaries sells delicious honey. He's learned a lot over his time beekeeping and will share his knowledge with us.