Beekeeping Workshop #2: Common Problems and Simple Solutions

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

Event Details

A healthy hive is a happy, productive hive. Learn about the devastating Colony Collapse Disorder and other bee diseases. Discover “natural” techniques that minimize or avoid chemicals. Become familiar with other natural predators. Explore the importance of the Queen including how to raise your own queen bees bred for highly desirable genetic traits.  Note:  Participants will be invited to prepare a honey-inspired recipe to bring to the final session for a tasting. Sample recipes will be provided by Howland.

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.  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