Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beekeeping on the Urban Fringe


One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat comes as a result of the work of honeybees. These pollinators are in trouble.

Slow Food Delta Diablo invites you to spend a day at Knoll Farms in Brentwood
Sunday, July 12 from 10 am to 3 pm to learn about honeybees and the important relationship between thoughtful farmers and mindful beekeepers.

Learn about the life of the honeybee, the world-wide threat to honeybee health and what beekeepers and farmers on the urban fringe are doing to sustain the lives of bees. Learn about bee habitat and what the public can do to improve and support the lives of honeybees and other pollinators.

$20 Slow Food members
$30 non-members
$15 students (age 15 and up)

Well-mannered children under 15 may attend at the student price; however, there will not be child-targeted activities at this event.
Activities will include: a talk and beekeeping demonstration by Alan Hawkins, beekeeper at organic farms in Brentwood, Tracy, and Marin; a tour of the farm and bee habitat with Rick Knoll; a showing of Pollen-Nation, a short award-winning film that discusses the threat to bee health.

Enjoy a delicious lunch that features Knoll Farms honey and produce.

We will close our day by tasting a variety of artisan honeys from around the country.

Knoll Farms produce and honey will be available for purchase.

Wear light colored clothing and a hat as you will be on a working farm with thousands of bees in the air.
Beekeepers are welcome to bring a veil.
Please carpool.

For more information and tickets go to:
www.brownpapertickets.com/69521

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