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with Bonnie Bollengier, Marin County Beekeeper

Sat, Feb 18, 9:30am--12:30pm


Anybody can keep bees, but not everyone should be a beekeeper. Take the first step by learning about this fascinating and important pollinator that - faced by introduced pest species, environmental pollutants and a myriad of other factors - has struggled for survival in recent years.

Armed with a background of honeybees' needs and current challenges, we’ll move on to important considerations to take into account before jumping into this dynamic new hobby: where to place the hive, equipment options and sources, and how to get bees. Your sweet reward at the end of class will be the opportunity to taste several varieties of local honey.

Bonnie Bollengier is a member of the Marin County Beekeepers and the Marin Survivor Stock Project. She is committed to breeding local, untreated bees. Bonnie is also a co-coordinator for the 2012 Marin Pollen Project (, a collaborative effort between Penn State University and beekeepers of Marin County.

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Instructor Bonnie Bollengier
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO $30.00 Members - $35.00 Non-members 
Notes Sat, Feb 18, 9:30am--12:30pm  
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