Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43085
Cost and Registration: The farm tour is free and open to the public. The cost of the workshop is $10. Workshop pre-registration is required. To register, click here or call (740) 363-2548.
*The tour is from 10am-12pm, and the workshop is from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
Join Stratford Ecological Center apiarist Dave Noble for a discussion of the challenges and benefits of incorporating bees, beekeeping, and apiculture into a sustainable, organic farming system. Gain an overview of the issues related to establishing an apiary, or just a few hives, from Colony Collapse Disorder and varroa mites to Africanized bees and chemical-free hive management. After the tour, stay for a workshop for a more in-depth look at the hives. Dave will take guests out to open up the hives and meet the bees themselves. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while exploring what it takes to become a successful beekeeper and discussing the many hive products that can be harvested, marketed, and sold.