I just wanted to remind everyone that on Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET, I will be teaching a class on planting for honey bees. In this class, we will begin by covering some basic concepts to consider when planting for honey bees and how to apply those concepts to your own property. (Hint: There is no good “one-size-fits-all” solution. Honey bees will use different plants to different degrees in different areas, which is why understanding the concepts is so important.)
Then, to illustrate how those concepts can be applied in real life, I will walk you through how I have applied, and continue to apply, those concepts on our farm, including some of the specific plants that I am planting and why I chose those plants. Please note that the plants I talk about planting for honey bees on our farm are not meant to be a “grocery list” of species for you to run out and plant on your property. Instead, I will be sharing the plants as examples of what has worked for me when applying the concepts that we discussed in the first part of the presentation.
A detailed class description and registration information can be found at https://shannontrimboli.com/shop/planting-for-honey-bees-a-guide-for-beekeepers-nov-2020/. The deadline to register is 8:00 a.m. CT on November 17, 2020.
I also wanted to let everyone know that I will not be teaching an online class in December. Even though holiday activities are likely to look very different this year than they have in previous years, I still didn’t want to compete with whatever your holiday plans look like. I’ll start offering virtual classes again in mid-January (probably) or mid-February (I doubt I skip two months, but I haven’t decided for sure). If there are specific topics that you would like for me to cover next year, let me know and I’ll consider them. I know some of you have already made suggestions and I really appreciate that.
Registration deadline: November 17, 2020, 8:00 a.m. CT