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March 2021

Sunday 2-Part Series: How to Split Your Beehive

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Go with the natural instinct of the bees in the spring to reproduce by splitting your hive!THIS CLASS IS IN TWO PARTS: Sunday, March 28th, 6:30-9pmSunday, April 4th, 6:30-9pmThere are many benefits to splitting your hive in the spring (March-May):Swarm Prevention: Allows your bees to…

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April 2021

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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My Hive Swarmed! Now What?

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Know What To Do in the Days/Weeks After Your Hive Swarms!In this class we'll cover: What does the swarm process & timeline look likeHow to tell where your bees are on that timelineWhen to inspect & when not to inspectHow long it will take for your…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive in this 2-part class!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, April 25th, 6pm-8pmPart 2: Sunday, May 9th, 7pm-8pmLearn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive and keep the bees calm!Part…

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Intro to Chicks

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Chick 101 ClassNever raised chicks before? Or you have, but it's been a while? If so, please join our Introduction to Chick Care with instructor Jacquelyn Frost! She will review the basics of how to set up a brooder safely and comfortably for your new…

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May 2021

Year Round Varroa Mite Management: Keeping Your Hive Healthy

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper.THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, May 16th, 6:30pm-8pmPart 2: Sunday,…

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Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive in this 2-part class!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Monday, May 17th, 6pm-8pmPart 2: Monday, May 24th, 7pm-8pmLearn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive and keep the bees calm!Part…

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Taking Care of Your Nuc

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to keep up with your nuc's growth & what to expect this year!The nucs we sell grow very quickly.  Learn how to know when to add a box and how exactly to do it.  We'll cover how much they will grow and what…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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June 2021

Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive in this 2-part class!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Saturday, June 19th, 9-11amPart 2: Saturday, June 26th, 9:30-11amLearn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive and keep the bees calm!Part…

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Year Round Varroa Mite Management: Keeping Your Hive Healthy

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper.THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, June 20th, 6:30pm-8pmPart 2: Sunday,…

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July 2021

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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August 2021

Mending Matters

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashby Garden, 1370 Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Repair and reuse rather than throw away your ripped clothes with a Japanese technique of visible mending and patching. Meets in a garden.Join us outside in Ashby Community Garden to learn how to mend your clothes and well-used items. Mending is a meditative and slow-paced…

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Preparing Your Hive for Winter (Beekeeping)

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Preparing your hive for winter involves shrinking the hive down, leaving them enough food, & more!This is a 3 hour online class taught in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, Aug. 8th, 6-7:30pmPart 2: Sunday, Aug. 15th, 6-7:30pmLearn how to assess your hive health so your bees…

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Year Round Varroa Mite Management: Keeping Your Hive Healthy

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper.THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, Aug. 22nd, 6:30pm-8pmPart 2: Sunday,…

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Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bancroft Community Garden, 1308 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Stone fruit like cherries, apricots, and plums require summer, not winter, pruning. Keep your backyard fruit trees healthy and productive.Winter only pruning encourages trees to respond with excessive growth, while summer pruning and training maintains an accessible height, and better fruiting, with less disease, getting…

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September 2021

Mead Making

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Make mead that is drinkable in one month! Traditional meads take a year (or more) to age and be drinkable, but meads can be made much fasterMake mead that is drinkable in one month! Traditional meads take a year (or more) to age and be…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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Honey Harvesting

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to get honey out of the hive and into the jar!Interested in learning how honey gets from hive to jar?  This online class will include videos of the honey extraction process so you know how to do it at home. You'll learn: 3…

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Mending Matters

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashby Garden, 1370 Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Repair and reuse rather than throw away your ripped clothes with a Japanese technique of visible mending and patching. Meets in a garden.Join us outside in Ashby Community Garden to learn how to mend your clothes and well-used items. Mending is a meditative and slow-paced…

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October 2021

Botanical Drawing

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BioFuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Learn the basics of botanical drawing!SusanLorraine will guide you how to deeply see plants, their flowers, and seed pods. We will start at the Biofuel Oasis parking lot, and end with a walk down to Ashby Garden. Students should bring their own drawing pad, pencil,…

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Sprouts and Microgreens 101

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BioFuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Free

One hour 101 lesson on best practices for growing sprouts and microgreens at home!

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November 2021

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination…

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Decorative Mending

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School, 2515 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Learn even more stitches to mend your clothes in a beautiful way!If you've been mending your clothes with the simple running, or "sashiko", stitch, you might enjoy learning a few more embroidery stitches in this class to enhance your mending with more thread colors and…

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