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City Growers Workshop Series: Honeybee Basics

  • Brooklyn Grange 37-18 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

This workshop is hosted by Brooklyn Grange's sister non-profit organization City Growers. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased ahead of time here:

Workshop Description:
How do they decide who become a Queen? Why are male bees so "lazy"? How is honey made anyway?

When City Growers teaches honeybee education workshops we always find that the adults are just as drawn into the lesson and activities as the students. We can relate. These creatures are fascinating and such an integral part of our food system! This time the workshop is just for adults.

Join CG beekeeper and educator Hillary Horowitz for a full introduction to the honeybee. Learn about life inside the hive, the social hierarchies of a colony, taste honey produced by our rooftop farm bees and plant your own flowers to take home and support your neighborhood pollinators.

About Hillary Horowitz
Hillary is a beekeeper and educator. Through her work with City Growers she shares her passion and catalog of knowledge about honeybees with NYC youth that participate in our programs. Hillary is a graduate of Brooklyn Grange's season-long beekeeping training program. When Hillary isn't beekeeping or teaching about bees you can find her talking to her friends about bees.

About City Growers
City Growers is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization based in New York City. Our hands-on educational programs at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms and in classrooms across NYC aim to close a fundamental gap in the experience of urban youth by providing meaningful opportunities to interact with the natural world. Since 2011, over 25,000 students across NYC have participated in City Growers’ hands-on farm education programs.

Please note that this workshop will take place at Brooklyn Grange's Long Island City Location. Detailed directions can be found here.