Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 10, at 7pm
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland
What I Learned About East Bay Beekeeping While Living in Minneapolis with Jennifer Radtke
Seeing beekeeping in a different climate has made me see and understand East Bay beekeeping more clearly. It’s clarified why to do certain things, why not to, and what time of year to do them. The talk will be about East Bay beekeeping – insights about the specifics about our climate and urban beekeeping.
Jennifer Radtke has kept bees for 14 years, teaches an urban beekeeping program at BioFuel Oasis, teaches an apprenticeship in Berkeley, and is a teaching assistant at Camp Beez Kneez in Minneapolis. She believes in closely observing the bees when inspecting, going with their natural instincts, and keeping mite levels low so hives overwinter multiple years.