Sweetpskitchen on learning how to keep honeybees

I am taking a 14 week beekeeping course at Stone Barns in Pleasantville, NY. It has been the highlight of my spring so far! The class is part lecture, part practical (in the apiary, hands on.)
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Our class is taught by two local beekeepers, Dan and DJ. They are great teachers and so passionate about backyard beekeeping…they are inspiring me to look for a way to make a living with my passions.

We are learning everything from the life cycle of a honeybee to the global impact of honeybees. We are also learning how to install bee packages, manage hives, prevent swarms, and eventually how to extract honey (if applicable!) there will be a lot more to discuss about honey bees but I just wanted to update the blog about why I have been MIA for a while! I have become a newbie beekeeper and a backyard chicken owner in a few short months and the experience has been exhilarating!

Stay tuned!

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About Siobhan

My name is Siobhan and I live with my husband and our beautiful daughter in New York. I love real, whole, healthy food and I am passionate about biodynamic farming practices. I try to eat locally as often as possible and to support my local farmers.
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