sustainable beekeeping workshop

Saturday, March 10, 2012 10am – 2pm
held in collaboration with Company Shops Market, Burlington’s Food Coop
@ 268 East Front Street, Burlington, NC.

Sustainable Beekeeping

Join Catherine Adamson of Chapel Hill Bees LLC to explore the ins and outs of sustainable beekeeping. This short workshop is ideal for those with no previous experience with bees or first-year beekeepers who want to explore sustainable methods. All you need to bring with you is note-taking materials and your abundant curiosity about the complex world of the honey bee.

Catherine will give you a brief introduction to the biology of honey bees and the behavior patterns of beekeepers, then cover the big problems currently challenging beekeepers worldwide – pests, pesticides, colony collapse disorder, and genetic diversity. As more research is done on these questions, it’s becoming clear that we need to learn to work with the bees rather than relying on new technological interventions. Catherine will also answer practical questions about how to start keeping bees at home without upsetting your neighbors.

An observation hive will allow attendees to get up close and personal with a working colony. Due to the location, we won’t be able to open a hive but all participants are welcome to visit Chapel Hill Bees LLC in Carrboro and get their hands in a hive. Each participant will receive a section of fresh comb honey.

Class is limited to 30 people ages 12 and older. Pre-registration and payment required.

  • $40 – workshop (bring your own lunch)

Register online using secure Google Checkout:

Or mail your check to:

The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Call 919-533-5181 or

About the Instructor

Catherine AdamsonCatherine Adamson is the founder and chief bee-wrangler of Chapel Hill Bees LLC. She’s completely fascinated by the elegant collective behavior of honey bee colonies and, being a total geek, loves sharing bees with others.