Friday, November 16, 2012

First Step: Introductory Beekeeping Class

Take a beekeeping class.

Sometime ago, I came across a Groupon Deal:
   Round Rock Honey – Redwood City
   Introductory Beekeeping Class

"During the beekeeping class, master beekeepers steep neophytes in the nectar-harvesting basics, including an introduction to bees and information on hive handling... Students ... will learn how to keep bees through changing seasons and safeguard their swarms from disease and parasites. Finally, participants get to don full beekeeper's garb (suits are provided) and gain hands-on experience..."

I did not think too much before I made the purchase. This is the chance for me to get familier with these bugs.

The class was taught by Professional Beekeeper Richard Baxter, Golden Harvest Beekeeping. He collects 100 percent natural local-wildflower honey from his hives in San Mateo County, CA. His wife Janet Baxter, BeezSoap, produces natural handcrafted soaps, candles, lip balms and lotions made with beeswax and - as she says - love.

Just before my Groupon Coupon expired, I made the reservation, and attended the class on a sunny Saturday, Oct 6th.

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