Beekeeping at the Apiary

Honeybee on Purple Flower

Please check back for 2022 programs at the apiary led by Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner.

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.

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