Bees and Beekeeping

By Thalia Kazakos Resh & Robert Lewis

Honeybees exist at the beginning of the human food chain as the primary pollinator for a majority of the food crops consumed by our community.

Introduction to Beekeeping Apiculture Collective of San Miguel
Sat, Aug 18, 10am-2pm
Los Senderos

Bees and Beekeeping Sociedad Audubon de Mexico
Tue, Aug 14, 3pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
415-113-3591 or for Spanish 415-152-1764

They are an intrinsic part of our ecological system and vital to the health of our environment. The Apiculture Collective of San Miguel is a group of individuals dedicated to increasing the health and presence of honeybee populations in the area. In total the group has 18 participating members and 31 hives in 12 locations around the area.

The collective is composed of members from varied backgrounds, some with decades of experience and others who are fairly new to beekeeping. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month when new and existing members can come together, share information and get support from fellow beekeepers. The group is open to anyone who is interested in learning about bees or having hives of their own.

The collective recently received funding from the Audubon Society of Mexico, which is being used to increase hive numbers and develop educational programs for the community. Its first Introduction to Beekeeping workshop was held August 4 at Los Senderos. The next Introduction to Beekeeping will be August 18 at Los Senderos, 10am to 2pm. On Tuesday, August 14, at 3pm the Collective will give a talk as part of the Audubon Lecture Series. The presentation will be one hour in length and cover the work being done in our local community, as well as the global situation with honeybees and their fascinating behaviors and the complex mechanisms that make this species of insect so interesting and valuable. The presentation will be in the Teatro Santa Ana at the Biblioteca, 50A Reloj.

For more information about the collective and upcoming events, email or call 415-113-3591 or for Spanish 415-152-1764.

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