Beekeeping workshop

Date(s) - Saturday, Jan 18, 2014
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


One-third of our food and much of our clothing are made possible by bees, butterflies and other pollinators, but the world’s bee population is being seriously threatened by the disappearance of millions of bees.

Perhaps you’ve considered doing something about this disturbing situation by becoming a beekeeper yourself.

If so, you’ll want to participate in the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Beekeeping Basics Workshop on Saturday, January 18.

From 10 a.m. to noon you will get an overview of the basics of beekeeping from beekeepers Dennis and Laura Lamonica. They will describe the equipment you need to start a beekeeping operation as well as present information about honeybees and the care they require.

The Lamonicas have been beekeeping for several years. They and their hives have braved bears, weather and disease. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

Bees need to be ordered in January, so now is the time to find out what you will need to begin. The program will lead into a beekeeping series planned by the Cornell Cooperative Extension this spring that will walk beekeepers through their first year of beekeeping.

Cost of the workshop is $16 for the public or $12 for Friends of the Nature Center.

With a limited class size, reservations are required by Monday, January 13  by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing, or clicking on the link on the program listing.

Audubon education programs are made possible in part through funding from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Holmberg Foundation, the Hultquist Foundation, and the Johnson Foundation.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle.