Monday, March 11, 2013

East of the River Backyard Beekeeping Club

Art of War Concept: Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.

Shhh…do you hear that buzzzzing sound? If not, you will surely hear it this spring! The River East Emerging Leaders hosted an East of the River Backyard Beekeeper interest meeting last week. We had about a dozen residents from Wards 7 and 8 participate in the meeting in which we talked about how to get started, the role bees’ play in the environment and how sensitive the species are to climate change. They all left "pumped up" to get started as Backyard Beekeepers! If you missed the meeting and still would like to participate it is not to late. Please email us at for a follow-up discussion. Here are some pics below…

 Future beekeepers listening intently

 Asking question...

 A frame of honeycomb...

 Show and tell...

 Kids are taking notes. Can't wait to get started

 Mom, explaining whats going on...

 Invited guest: Jeff Miller from DC Honeybees

 Can't wait to own your own hive

 There is real interest East of the River!

 More and more questions

 Jeff Miller from DC Honeybees explaining what is in a hive

Alexis and Antawan can't wait to begin!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Charles. Are you selling honey this season? I'd love to buy some so please let me know. Thanks! Margot Moody -