Beekeeping (Level I)

Become a backyard beekeeper and enjoy a healthy garden full of pollinators. Understand beekeeping tools, materials, and techniques to get started.

Beekeeping, or apiculture, is said to have begun with the Egyptians who used logs, boxes, and pottery vessels to make hives. Today, with bees dissapearing at rapid and never before seen rate, the practice of caring for bees is needed now more than ever.

Join us for this workshop on all natural, no treatment beekeeping. Learn the basics of beekeeping including makeup of the hive, equipement, types of hives, where to get bees, and reasons for beekeeping. 

Caring for bees requires as much effort as a garden, and offers a new set of benefits. Invite bees into your yard to help save a dying species, encourage pollination in your garden, and enjoy raw, organic honey. You may know, pollination from bees supports one-third of the crops that we eat ( Learn how you can support bees in return and join us for this special workshop!

*For those seriously interested in backyard beekeeping, we recommend purchasing your supplies before attending this workshop. Browse the Beekeeping Resources below to get started!  Or visit Honey Co. in East LA: 1559 Fishburn Ave Los Angeles, CA 90063 East Los Angeles

Instructor: Erik Knutzen

Instructor Bio: Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne of Root Simple are authors of The Urban Homestead (Expanded and Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (2008) and Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World (2011). Erik is also the founder of the Los Angeles Bread Breakers group. They live in the heart of Los Angeles, in a little bungalow set on a 1/12 acre lot where almost all of their land is devoted to growing edible or otherwise useful plants and trees. Their obsessions include bees, bikes, beer, chickens, healthy cities, healing herbs, simple living and good food. In short, everything DIY!

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A lecture and workshop series teaching hands-on techniques and positive ways to live in connection with our ecosystems.

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  • The Ecology Center
  • 32701 Alipaz St.
  • San Juan Capistrano, 92675
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