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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners 
 2014 Free Community Education Series
Whole Foods Market
  790 DeLong Ave,  Novato, CA 
         July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13,  11am- noon.
      Returning this spring. Check back for details!

This free hands-on beekeeping workshop is a follow up series to our library lecture and focues on helping beginner backyard beekeepers successfully maintain their hives.  We'll meet monthly at Whole Foods in Novato on their beautiful patio garden to provide the community with education, awareness and stewardship as to support Whole Food's
Share the Buzz Campaign. 

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 continues Whole Foods and Planet Bee Foundation'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.

Planet Bee Foundation aims to heighten awareness about the struggling honeybee, Colony Collapse Disorder and the declining bee population though community outreach. We also promote backyard beekeeping as a way to actively help the environment by repopulating the dwindling honeybee, a worldwide environmental crisis. For more information, please watch this informative video featuring Maria Spivak," Why Bees are Disappearing".  Or read Time Magazines Article" A World without Bees".

Workshops Descriptions

Lectures & Hands- On Workshops
We provide hands on bee keeping workshops and lectures in your local community and/or workplace






Beekeeping Lessons in Your Campus Beehive
We provide beekeeping workshops at your location for maximum success.  We'll help you set up and maintain you hive. We can also identify diseases and any other problems you may be having.

Honey Spinning Workshops

All hands are on deck for a fun and informative honey harvest workshop.  You'll learn how spin and bottle your own delicious raw honey in a step by step process.
We offer educational workshops at no or low cost.  Please email Debra at for more information.  Also please read about our school and corporate team building programs.