Monday, August 22, 2011
Paul Koski of San Francisco Bee Keepers Association joined last week at the end of the volunteer day and we went into the hiveS! ...Our bee colony was doing so well over the past couple of weeks, that Paul decided that we better split the hive into two hives to prevent a swarm; this happens on occasion if the colony becomes too large for it's present accommodations, which can inspire the queen to take her colony from it's hive out into the world in search of a better fit, be it a tree, barn eves or in the case of an urban environment, billboards....
We now have two hives with two happy, healthy and fertile queens. The honey supers (top box) is filling up with nectar and capped honey! In a couple of weeks, it will be time to harvest the honey, bottle it and share it with the community as a fundraiser for Graze the Roof and other greening projects at GLIDE.
SEPTEMBER 24TH 2011
with Paul Koski of the SF Bee Keepers Association
Free community workshop!
Learn about bee keeping in the city!
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Monday, August 1, 2011
This summer Graze the Roof partnered with FYCC's Teen Program to launch the first annual "A Taste of Place," an eight-week series that brought together the worlds of gardening and cooking. This program became one of the cornerstones of the dynamic Teen Program, serving GLIDE youth 14-18 throughout the summer.
From cheese making, to sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, to nutrition education and fresh garbanzo bean hummus; the Teens were invited to explore the colorful and delicious world of local food from seed to celebration! Read more...