Join us to learn from local beekeeper Dan Boylan and avid gardener and teacher Rebecca Boylan to learn not only how honey is made, but how important bees are, how to attract them to your garden, and what plants they like best. We will also learn how widely honey is used in products we use and consume, how it can help us medicinally, and why the flavor of honey varies so much. When processing their honey, Dan and Rebecca collect the beeswax (a natural emollient) to use in handmade creams and lotions. While Dan will cover the basics of beekeeping in this class, it is meant for anyone interested in bees, how beekeepers manage them, and how essential bees are to a healthy ecosystem. You may not choose to have hives on your property, but you can choose plants that give honey bees what they need. We will also get to taste honey as well as experience how it makes other foods and drinks (like cake and mead) taste delicious! The Boylans will also bring their creams and lotions for you to try! Limit 30.
Members: $15 Non-members: $25
Register online or call 610-328-8025.