Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly 101 (6/13/11)

Bees + Drinking = Love

Meg Paska of is putting together another one of her Beekeeping Gab n' Guzzles:
The next Beekeeping Gab 'n Guzzle hosted by The Honeysuckle Rosies will be at Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg (Metropolitan and Havemeyer) this coming Thursday at 7 p.m. in the back garden. Bring tales of swarm catching and requeening! Bring pictures of your rooftop apiaries! Or just bring yourself! All are welcome, new-bees and wanna-bees, or seasoned beekeepers!

We can't wait to see you all! BZZZZZZ!
It's goin' down at Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg Brooklyn on Thursday the 16th, starting at 7PM. Come and talk shop with us!

If you want something a bit more hands-on, I'll be at the Added Value Farm in Red Hook this Saturday, giving another one of my FREE Public Hive Inspections!

Starting at 11, I will go through a basic inspection for each hive, starting with a lesson on lighting a smoker, moving on to visual inspections of the comb and a short talk on what to keep your eye out for (with examples!), and finishing up with another short talk on what we should expect to see in the next inspection.


It's all going down at the Added Value Red Hook Community Farm, located at 3-49 Halleck St, Brooklyn, 11231.

To get there by Subway:
A/C/F train to Jay Street/Borough Hall. Exit the station and walk west to Boerum Place and Joralemon Street. Take the B61 bus going towards Red Hook. Exit the bus at the IKEA store, and the farm is across the street.
F/G to Smith and 9th Street. Exit the station to the rear of the train (there is only one exit in this station). Transfer to the B77 (right in front of the station) Take the B77 to Van Dyke and Dwight street. You'll find yourself in front of the Liberty Heights Taproom. Take a left crossing Dwight Street and proceed up Van Dyke to Red Hook Community Farm (one block walk, from the bus stop you can actually see the farm at the end of the street).

This event is taking place during the Farm's open volunteer hours, so anyone who comes out should consider sticking around for a while after the inspection to help out! I'll be sticking around for a while to answer any lingering questions and hang!

If you ARE feeling brave and want to help out, consider wearing light colored long pants and a collared shirt. I've got an extra veil I can lend out to particularly courageous volunteers!

Special thanks to Added Value for hosting this, and future, FREE PUBLIC HIVE INSPECTIONS! They're doing great work, and are always looking for volunteers. If you'd like to help them out, check out their website here!

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