Jun 13, 2013 Thursday

The Amazing Honey Bee

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

The purpose of this class is to educate people about the amazing world of the honey bee. You will finish this class with a better understanding of the importance of this bee’s relationship and influence on the human race. The honey bee is an incredible little insect whose well-being is closely linked to our own. Join the class and let me explain why we need them and they need us. Times are tough right now for the honey bee and it is through no fault of their own. Stop by and learn what YOU can do to make their lives better even if you don't have plans to have bees of your own. One of my greatest joys is helping new beekeepers get started by teaching them about bees and helping them get started at the lowest possible cost. All such assistance is pro bono. It is anticipated that this will be the first class of a short series… depending on the continued interest shown.. A small sampling of what will be discussed in these classes includes the following in no particular order: An overview - why we need them and they need us A brief history - World - National - Local The terminology - the vocabulary of beekeepers The equipment - hands on .. in class The different bees and their varying duties. The basic biology involved The products of the hive and... ANYTHING else the class is interested in. Each class member is encouraged to ask questions during the class. The teaching format will be a combination of an open discussion and lecture. Kids are welcome if they are old enough to comprehend the subject matter being discussed. Hoping to see you there. Until then….. BEE nice!

Bring one of the following:
Bag of White Sugar
Canned Goods for a Food Pantry
Useable Wood that is 3/4

About the teacher, Terry Plank

Terry is a passionate beekeeper and voice for our friends the pollinators. He hopes to make his part of the world a better place than it was before he arrived by taking actions on improving and protecting the pollination process. He aims to protect, improve and perpetuate the life of the pollinators - specifically honey bees!