- $45 for one admission to a three-hour beekeeping class with Vera Johnson
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at a private location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 5 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Bees sting and swarm, which can make them seem scary—but they do a lot of good, too. In this three-hour class, artist and gardener Vera Johnson demystifies the art of beekeeping, unveils the inner-workings of a beehive, and shows you how to introduce a hive or two into your garden. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with the information needed to have a honey-filled 2015, not to mention a few beekeeper pals who can help you make it happen.
Learn the lifecycle of the honey bee, and—if weather permits—peer into a hive to see larvae, drones, and maybe even the queen.
Tips and Tricks
Learn how much honey you can remove from a hive, what to do in the event of a swarm, and other vital dos and don’ts.
Learn to Keep Your Own Bees
Vera also discusses tools and equipment, hive maintenance, bee health, and how to properly cite buzzing buddies in your yard.
Artist and Gardener
Vera Johnson has a way with plants, animals, and all living things in general. She’s a lifelong nature-lover and the owner of Village Green Perennial Nursery, a position she’s held for about a decade of the nursery’s more than 30-year history. Her goal: to inspire her friends and neighbors to create beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces.