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2/15 Intro to Beekeeping: Learning How To Support and Keep Bees with Emily Bondor

Do you want to start keeping bees, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Are you determined to start your own hive, but just aren’t sure how, or what to do first? Join Emily Bondor of the Santa Cruz Bee Company for this presentation and conversation inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History to find out if beekeeping is right for you and gain a sense of practical next steps in the process. We’ll also discuss ways to best support pollinators in our own backyards.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.

Free with admission*

*Museum admission: $4 General | $2 Students/Seniors | Free for Youth and Members

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • This program will be led by Emily Bondor of Santa Cruz Bee Company who will share a brief presentation about the basics of beekeeping and ways to best support pollinators in our own backyards. The goal of this event is for attendees to find out if beekeeping is right for them and gain a sense of practical next steps in the process.
  • Follow the latest guidelines for COVID safety at the time of the event. Masks are required inside the Museum.

About the Presenter

Emily Bondor is a bay area Beekeeper and Educator. She started the Santa Cruz Bee Company in 2015. Through the business, Emily mentors new beekeepers, provides full-service hive management services, and manages her own hives throughout Santa Cruz county. She sells honey and hive products locally. Emily has been teaching beekeeping courses through Cabrillo College since 2016 and has been helping run the Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild since 2017. Learn more online at www.santacruzbeecompany.com and on Instagram at @santacruzbeeco.

This program is in support of our new exhibit, Pollinators: Keeping Company With Flowers, on view January 15-March 6. Sponsored by 90.3 KAZU, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, and UCSC’s Center for Agroecology.