10/13/2017-10/14/2017 Building a Round Hive
Date: October 13-14, 2017
Time: Friday from 2pm-6pm; Saturday from 9am-5pm
Location: Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091
Learn to build round hives out of natural materials
Since the very beginning, Spikenard has not only worked with traditional hive types, but has designed and worked with hives that support the vitality and health of the honeybee by utilizing natural materials with high insulation value and forms that approach roundness. With our new round hive design, we have paired the emphasis on honeybee health with optimum work-ability, allowing for the most beneficial relationship to develop between bee and beekeeper.
Hands-on hive-building in groups will be accompanied by lectures related to hive scent, warmth, wax, form, and hive-body materials. In this workshop, participants will gain the practical experience how to make their own round hive at home and will receive all necessary recipes and instructions. They will have the opportunity to purchase a kit for making their own round hive, which takes weeks, allowing for drying time etc. Beginning beekeeping topics will not be covered in this workshop!
This workshop is limited to 16 participants.