Introduction to Beekeeping with Beekeeping for Dummies Author

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

To Bee or Not To Bee—Introduction to Beekeeping. Get to know about bees and decide if you want to be a beekeeper whether as a business or hobby. This session covers everything about bees—their place in history, their vital role in nature, how they communicate, the members of their society, etc.  Howland Blackiston covers the basics of hive location and types, equipment, and local regulations. Explore the best bee breed for your purposes, where and when to order them.

Beekeeper, international lecturer, and author of Beekeeping for Dummies, Howland Blackiston will take you into the world of bees and beekeeping. Howland has over thirty years of experience in all facets of beekeeping including crafting mead and making candles from beeswax. Howland is a past president of the Backyard Beekeepers Association a local association with meetings in Weston.  Howland Blackiston's various books, papers, and publications have been translated into 16 languages. 

These sessions are in partnership with Wilton Continuing Education.  Registration required. Click here to register.  The registration link will direct you to the Wilton Continuing Ed website, where you will create an account to register.  For more information, contact

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults