Ken Sikora, 25+ years of beekeeping experience
Presented in partnership with the UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association.
Experience the enjoyment of tending to a buzzing honeybee hive and observing the consistent pattern of new bees developing in capped cells (the brood) created by a busy ‘queen mother.’ You will learn to understand the way her daughters (the worker bees) tend to the young, guard their home against predators, bring home the hard to find nectar, build comb, clean their hives, turn nectar into honey through cooperation with other bees, the role of her sons (the drones), prepare for winter even though they have not lived long enough to know what winter is, and honor her royal highness, the ‘queen mother.’
It can be a rewarding hobby for those concerned with our food supply and the enjoyment of being connected to nature. Ken will discuss the rewarding products of a hive, the health benefits of pure-raw honey, basic bee biology, what should you plant for bees and pollinators, and the cost of beekeeping.
Equipment setups and charts will be on display. Informative handouts will be available.
Don’t delay! Register right away as classes may fill quickly. We also value our instructors’ time, so classes may risk being cancelled due to low early enrollment. Thank you!Register
After You Register
We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.
Cancellations & Refunds
Classes cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is cancelled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.