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Join Rodale's Honeybee Conservancy

on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:04

Always wanted to keep bees but just don’t have the space? Want to do something to help stop colony collapse disease? Already have a hive but want to get off the chemicals? Join the Honeybee Conservancy at Rodale Institute!

The Honeybee Conservancy at Rodale Institute was started in 2012 in response to the major health problems that have decimated the honeybee population in North America. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) still results in a 30% death rate every winter for these valuable pollinators with no answer in sight. Honey bee stewards can be one of the solutions to this problem.

The Conservancy promotes natural and sustainable beekeeping practices through education and outreach and includes:

• Classes in sustainable beekeeping practices
• Locally-bred bees from a very calm Italian line
• Hive hosting on our 333-acre organic farm
• Support for beginners through the network

The next classes are February 23 - 24, or you can check the calendar for other upcoming Honeybee Conservancy Training courses.