An Average Joe’s Guide to beekeeping basics – What You Need to Know to Start a Hive Ages: 10+ In this 90-minute session, Joe Komperda, The Average Joe Beekeeper, will provide an overview on keeping honey bees and how to get started in the beekeeping hobby. We’ll discuss the characteristics of honey bees, and why they are important as pollinators for our “way of life”. We’ll then cover the basics of beekeeping to help you determine if becoming a Beekeeper is something you’d like to try. As a result of this class you will have a better understanding of what the wonderful world of beekeeping is all about and how to start your own hives! This class is aimed at “WannaBees” (aspiring beekeepers), “NewBees” (first-year beekeepers) and those who have a basic interest in nature but it is also open to all those with inquiring minds. Instructor: Joe Komperda Location: PACE Center Fee: $15 R/$17 NR Please email PACEedu@parkeronline.org if you would like to see this class offered.
Parker Loves Bees!
Parker joined the ranks of Colorado municipalities to allow and promote urban beekeeping with the adoption of new Town ordinance on Oct. 11, 2015. Please visit the Town of Parker website here for Beekeeping in Parker.
Join Parker Arts and the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission for the 13th Annual Honey Festival on Sunday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at O'Brien Park. Families will find something sweet as they enjoy this free community event while learning about the benefits of the honey bee.