MARIN BEE COMPANY
Changing the World, One Bee at a Time
This year-long beekeeping workshop series will be kicked off with free community lectures at several Marin County Libraries as part of the 2014 One Book One Marin Community Book Read of Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novello Carpenter. We will meet monthly on the beautiful patio garden to provide the community with education, awareness and stewardship to support Whole Food's Share the Buzz campaign. Our aim is to heighten awareness about the struggling honeybee, Colony Collapse Disorder and the declining bee population though community outreach. We also promote backyard beekeeping as way to actively help the environment by repopulating the dwindling honeybee, a worldwide environmental crisis. For more information, please watch this informative video from Ted Talks featuring Maria Spivak," Why Bees are Disappearing". Or read Time Magazines Article" A World without Bees".
Beekeeping lessons will occur monthly at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm beginning on March 8, 2014. Those who would like a close up look at live bees can follow us over the Homeward Bound of Marin to work inside live beehives. This program continued Whole Foods and Marin Bee Company’s mission to create educational programs through environmental stewardship. Both are committed to demystifying beekeeping so that hobbyists can own and maintain their own beehives, while enjoying the tremendous satisfaction that comes from actively helping the environment and harvesting their own healthy raw honey.