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Beekeeping 101 for Teachers (Session 2)
Beekeeping 101 for Teachers (Session 2)

Sat, Apr 06


Carl Von Linne Elementary School

Beekeeping 101 for Teachers (Session 2)

For Chicago teachers interested in beekeeping at their schools. Learn from a CPS teacher whose kept bees for 5 years. Meet others + share resources.

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Time & Location

Apr 06, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Carl Von Linne Elementary School, 3221 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA


About The Event

Learn The Buzz about beekeeping in CPS from an art teacher that has kept bees on his school's rooftop for over 5 years and sustained them through the sale of honey and other bee created products. Resources and life experiences will be shared.

2nd Session - You've got your equipment, you have ordered your bees, now what? Learn how to set up your hive, and install your bee package into the hive, how to assist your bees in developing a thriving healthy hive.

3rd Session - What's the buzz? So how is your hive? General hive maintenance. When to expand a hive, and common issues that may occur in a hive and how to prevent them. When and how to extract honey.

4th Tentative Date - TBD - Based upon what people have ?'s about. Honey extraction and jarring, organic treatments, over wintering, organizations and workshops on breeding queens, etc. Lesson plans about bees and bee keeping, grants for bee keeping etc.

Art Helbig is a National Board Certified Art Teacher - (EMC-Art 07') who teaches at Chicago Public Schools, Carl Von Linne Elementary School and has kept bees there for 5 years.


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