Planet of the Apiaries: Become a Brooklyn Bee-Master This Weekend

02/04/2011 1:33 PM |

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  • Watch out for the Stinger!

You may have followed our coverage (nail-biting!) of the recent, successful campaign to repeal a longstanding ban on keeping bees within city limits. Now that beekeeping is legal, hives are popping up across Brooklyn, and this weekend the borough will be hosting a comprehensive, two-day workshop on all-natural/organic hive management, taught by Upstate bee masters Chris Harp and Grai St. Clair Rice, of Honeybee Lives.

This is the first time Honeybee Lives has brought their often sold-out show down to the city—usually aspiring apiarists have to schlep all the way up to Rosendale or Chestnut Ridge to learn from these rock-stars of the pollination world.

There are a few spots left in the two-day bee-stravaganza at The Commons on Atlantic Avenue: all you locavore/diy/foodies should call Grai at 646-522-7656 for information on how to sign up ASAP. Spring is coming…