Beekeeping 101: Grow Benzie Farm Series

Grow Benzie Farm Series: Beekeeping 101. Participants will learn basic bee biology, hive architecture, seasonal maintenance, and discuss honeybee pest and disease management. Guest presenter includes Sharon and Jaime from Sleeping Bear Apiaries.

Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners

Wednesday, June 8th, from 5-7:00pm

Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie’s goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.

How Much?
$15 per person

Grow Benzie: 5885 Frankfort Hwy (M115), Benzonia, 49616
Questions: 231-882-9510

6 replies
  1. Bill Tessman
    Bill Tessman says:

    Greetings, Do you have anything planned for Traverse City or Rapid City or Kalkaska in the near future? I live in Rapid City and get out of work at three.

    • Josh Stoltz
      Josh Stoltz says:

      Thanks for asking, Bill. Most of our farm/ag classes and kitchen/culinary workshops are hosted on Grow Benzie’s 4-acre property/facilities because of the location for Manistee/Leelanau/Benzie/Wexford/GT County attendees. This year we’ve started to go OUT to different communities, and one of those include an August event at the Coveyou Scenic Farm, in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology’s Twilight Tours. Crosshatch hosts similar programs to Grow Benzie’s in Antrim and surrounding counties (Crosshatch Website Here).

      Here are the August event details:

      Monday, August 15, 6-8pm
      Coveyou Scenic Farm, Petoskey, MI
      Special Theme: Workshop and Tour on Geothermal and Solar on the Farm
      Cost: $15
      *This Twilight Tour is presented in partnership with Grow Benzie and includes a workshop on Geothermal and Solar energy on the farm.
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