Tag Archives: bees

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  • Sat., March 7, 2020
    10:30am - 11:30am

Experience the secret life of honey bees at American River Ranch. You will learn how bees are vital to our environment and how they live together and function. After talking about how bees and pollination help the farm, you will put on a beekeeping suit and see the bees up close and personal inside the hive. You will see worker bees doing their jobs, how honey is made, the famous waggle dance and maybe even spot the queen bee. Then you’ll enjoy a sample of honey made by the bees you just visited. Suggested ages 8 years and older. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and socks that cover their ankles. Avoid wearing any heavily scented skin or hair products. 

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  • Sat., April 25, 2020
    9:30am - 11:30am

This class is postponed due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in adherence to our government’s health and safety guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Come learn all about the native bees that help our flowers; spend time gardening in our native bee garden; play silly games and make a floral beeswax candle to celebrate our favorite pollinators. This program is designed for youth (ages 5-18) and accompanying adults.

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  • Sat., October 19, 2019
    10:00am - 11:30am

Experience the secret life of honey bees at American River Ranch. You will learn how bees are vital to our environment and how they live together and function. After a walk around the farm and identifying pollinator attracting plants, you will put on a beekeeping suit and see the bees up close and personal in the apiary. Then you’ll enjoy a honey tasting paired with organic fruit pollinated by the bees you just visited. During the honey tasting, there will be more discussion about bees, pollination and honey. Suggested ages 10 years and older. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and socks that cover their ankles. 

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  • Sat., August 24, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

Experience the secret life of honey bees at American River Ranch. You will learn how bees are vital to our environment and how they live together and function. After a walk around the farm and identifying pollinator attracting plants, you will put on a beekeeping suit and see the bees up close and personal in the apiary. Then you’ll enjoy a honey tasting paired with organic fruit pollinated by the bees you just visited. During the honey tasting, there will be more discussion about bees, pollination and honey. Suggested ages 10 years and older. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and socks that cover their ankles. 

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  • Sat., July 27, 2019
    10:00am - 11:30am

Experience the secret life of honey bees at American River Ranch. You will learn how bees are vital to our environment and how they live together and function. After a walk around the farm and identifying pollinator attracting plants, you will put on a beekeeping suit and see the bees up close and personal in the apiary. Then you’ll enjoy a honey tasting paired with organic fruit pollinated by the bees you just visited. During the honey tasting, there will be more discussion about bees, pollination and honey. Suggested ages 12 years and older. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and socks that cover their ankles. 

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  • Fri., May 11, 2018
    9:30am - 4:30pm

This workshop will investigate the fascinating world of North America’s native bees and examine the existing threats that make the future daunting for these vital creatures. You will learn about native bees’ natural history, their importance to our natural areas and agriculture, and most importantly, the straightforward actions you can start doing today that will create lasting change in the way our urban landscape is managed and help make your home, and your community, native bee friendly.

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  • Sat., October 29, 2016
    5:00am - 8:00am

This class focuses on natural beekeeping practices in an urban setting and DIY strategies to keep your bees healthy. Learn practical skills in how to prepare your own backyard beehive. Topics include: basic bee biology and life cycles, identifying and using beekeeping equipment, safe bee hive placement, general maintenance, integrative pest management, troubleshooting for beginners and preparing hives for the winter.