Curious to know what goes on in a beehive? Want to know how to tell the difference between a queen, a worker bee, and a drone?
Join Brooklyn Grange’s very own head beekeeper Geraldine Simonis as she inspects one of the farm’s rooftop hives! Discover what all of the buzz is about as Geraldine explains why honeybees are important pollinators, the thrills and challenges of urban beekeeping, and how you could get set up with your own beehive.
From there, you’ll suit up and get to observe a beehive inspection! We'll be on the lookout for a healthy queen, bees busy making honey, pollen stores and more. Expect to be fascinated, in awe and possibly fall in love with these little ladies by the time the workshop is over. You'll start to notice honeybees all over the city once you know what to look for!
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW AND WILL BE EMAILED PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, Brooklyn Grange will not provide credit or refunds for tickets purchased on our website for a workshop, dining event, yoga class, or tour. Events take place rain or shine. Please understand that buying a ticket to one of our events is no different from buying a concert ticket, theater ticket, or movie ticket. You are always welcome to gift your class to a friend if you cannot make it!
Please let us know if you would like to attend but are unable to do so due to registration fees. We are happy to extend a discount or full scholarship to low income members of our community. If you know an organization or an individual who might be well served by this program, please tell them to reach out to us via email at Events@BrooklynGrangeFarm.com. Brooklyn Grange recognizes that everyone’s situation is unique and we understand that there are circumstances beyond income, but please consider that we have our own bottom line to hit, and an ecosystem whose health depends on the financial sustainability of our organization. Please consider your privilege (ie. education, generational wealth, parental and community support, partnership status and other circumstances that may offer you a safety net which allows more resilience when financial setbacks occur)* before reaching out. Note that we we may ask for proof of income before we are able to make a determination of eligibility.
*Thank you to our friends at Farm School NYC for this language.