Beekeeping Classes Early Spring 2016

BEEKEEPING CLASS 2016

Greetings everyone! Weather permitting, our foundational beekeeping class is set for Saturday, April 30, 10:30 to 3:00. It will be held at Bee Love Farm, 875 Calabasas Road, Watsonville, CA

If the weather will not “cooperate”, the class will need to be moved to either the next Saturday, or the Saturday after that. I will give you as much advance notice as possible so that you can plan ahead.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: A very essential part of our class!

In order to conduct our beekeeping class to it’s fullness, we need a relatively sunny day without high winds. Our “bee farm” location on Calabasas Road has a tendency to be cold and windy during the month of April. However, since we are having relatively warm days early this year, chances are excellent that April 23 will work perfectly!

What does all this have to do with “Hands On” experience?

After the first or “verbal” part of the class is complete, all students will have a chance to open hives and explore inside. This is just steps away from the exhibit building where the class is held. Hands on experience is so essential for learning about these awesome honey bee buzzing insects!

As we explore inside various hives, you will learn how to detect diseases and pests (should they present themselves) inside the hive, how to use the various tools needed to inspect, and so much more.

You will also receive a booklet which will help guide you in the selection of bee equipment for the beginner. In addition to that, the booklet has important information about bee keeping which will help you become a very good beekeeper.

WHAT TO BRING/WHAT TO WEAR

Please bring a lunch and something to drink. Wear long jeans, shoes or boots, and a long sleeved shirt (unless you have no fear of bees “resting” on bare arms or a possible sting). We provide a bee hat and veil for your use.

Questions/Comments?

Feel free to email us at love@beelovefarm.com

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 23, at 10:30. Payment is due at arrival. We accept all major credit cards, debit, check, or cash.

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Thank you for your interest in Bee Love Farm’s Beekeeping class 2016! Bee Love
Bee Love Farm

Happy February Bee Love Farm Community

WHAT DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER?

Besides the Super Bowl, what other event is happening soon? Valentine’s Day, of course!

For the most beautiful, natural, rejuvenation, unique, local gifts, you need to go no further.

Here are some ideas:

Local Bee Love Farm honey, hand crafted pure beeswax candles that are actually made right here.

Every pure beeswax candle in our gift store is carefully made by loving hands and with loving hearts. Every drop of honey is nectar lovingly gathered by our bees. Awww! How sweet IT IS!

Our chandlers work hard hand pouring our famous and distinguished tapers, pillars and tea lights and hand rolling our candles made from pure honeycomb foundation sheets, then hand finishing each before placing them on our shelves.

We are more than happy to help with your selection of gift items then exquisitely wrapping it for you, ready for giving.

We always look forward to your visit.

Our hours at our farm and gift store are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11-5:30.

LOOKING FOR HONEY BEES?

This year we will again be offering 3 pound packages of local Italian honey bees! Depending on weather, packages should be ready for pick up by the second week in April (weather permitting).

First come, first served. Call or come to our farm store to secure your reservation, order size and pay; (831) 515-6060. Each package will contain 3 pounds of Italian honey bees and one Italian Queens.

OUR FAMOUS WHIPPED AND CREAMY BEE LOVE HONEY IS BACK!

We have just finished another batch of of our famous whipped and creamy honey.

To all of you who are “hooked” and for those of you who haven’t had the chance to try it: We have it available and in our beautiful 9 ounce glass hex jars.

These 9 ounce hex jars filled with this amazing honey make amazing gifts!

The tubs are for “serious whipped honey lovers” and for those who love home made corn muffins with butter. My story about corn muffins and enjoying this creamed honey I whipped up is on the label and every word is true.

BEE LOVE FARM BEE POLLEN LIST

Every year, without fail, we distinctly collect fresh, local bee pollen which, determined by Mother Nature, some years are much more abundant than other. We hope that this year will be one of the best bee pollen harvests that we have had in years!

If you want to be on our list to purchase this rare precious, powerful food while it is available, email us at love@beelovefarm.com This is a very limited, highly sought after, local gem available in a similar regard. If you are interested, get your request in today!

For any of you who cannot directly ingest bee pollen for any reason, know that our honey is the ideal alternative.

We never over process our honey bees’ gifts, never! So, if you cannot take bee pollen, don’t fret. Taking one tablespoon per day of our raw, local Bee Love Farm’ honey to help keep those allergies down! You can also mix that tablespoon into smoothies, coffee and tea or eat it on toast, muffins and the like.

– Bee Love