Master Calendar

Honeybees serve a vital purpose in our environment as pollinators. The Bee Whispering program is designed for everyone from novices to experts – for those interested in establishing their own hives to those who are just curious about these extraordinary insects. Participants will learn about honeybee behavior, basic beekeeping, bee-whispering techniques, and products derived from bees. The program also addressees the critical issue of “Colony Collapse” and the plight of honeybee populations across the globe. Participants can attend one or all dates, and join at any time.

Please note: participants should wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, and tie up long hair. No perfume or insect repellent, and please do not eat bananas before the session as they remind honeybees of a fight pheromone which can disturb the hives.

All bee whispering programs are free with admission to the Preserve.

Hive Maintenance Sessions
– July 13 at 10 – 11 am
– July 27 at 10 – 11 am

Join beekeeper and program sponsor Jean-Marie Posner as she performs maintenance on the hives. These sessions at the apiary offer hands-on participation in beekeeping techniques.

National Honeybee Day
– August 17 at 10 – 11 am

Discover the world of the extraordinary honeybee and the mysteries of honey as we explore its many special qualities. Catch the buzz from local beekeepers who are eager to tell you their beekeeping stories – and sample their honey. During this hands-on workshop for families, learn how bees make honey and help us harvest honey from the Preserve’s apiary – right off the honeycomb!

Admission
Members: Free!
Non-Members: $15 per car
Parking is included.

  • Maintenance Session
    July 13, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Maintenance Session
    July 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • National Honeybee Day!
    August 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Venue:  

Address:
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York, 11050, United States

Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington).  At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.

Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.