HALLOCKVILLE HONEYS A COMMUNAL BEE YARD

The perfect opportunity to support Hallockville Museum Farm!

___________________________________________________________________

Sponsor a BEE HIVE in conjunction with North Fork Promised Land Apiaries
Learn about Bees from noted Master Beekeeper Chris Kelly

___________________________________

For more information and to sponsor a hive: email info@hallockville.org or call the museum at 631-298-5292

Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, sponsorship is tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

2021-2022 HALLOCKVILLE BEEKEEPING PROGRAM

__________________________________________________________________

HALLOCKVILLE MUSEUM FARM IN CONJUNCTION WITH PROMISE LAND APIARIES PRESENTS MASTER BEE KEEPER CHRIS KELLY
It’s time to get involved with beekeeping!

We are pleased to offer two levels of beekeeping taught by Master Beekeeper Christopher Kelly, owner of N.F. Promise Land Apiaries.

BEEKEEPING 101:
This is an introductory class designed to give the students a working knowledge of bee biology and equipment. The six part series will prepare the student how to keep bees and be successful. This introductory class will prepare you to start your own hives! All your initial questions will be answered and more than you ever wanted to know about BEES!
Classes will be 10:00 – 11:00 AM
6 Saturdays:  November 13, December 4, December 18, January 8, 2022, January 22, 2022 & February 5, 2022
Cost: Hallockville Members: $275 Non Members: $325
BEEKEEPING 201 – YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN BEEKEEPING 101 to continue
This course is designed for the beekeeper who already has bees or has taken the 101 class. We cover the challenges the beekeeper faces as they guide their hives through winter, swim management and hive increases. In addition we will have you studying your hives, preparing for the winter, and the life of your BEES year round at your site. Inspection protocols and the latest BEE technology based on recent advances in beekeeping will be discussed.
Classes will be 11:30 – 12:30 PM
6 Saturdays: November 13, December 4, December 18, January 8, 2022, January 22, 2022 & February 5, 2022
Cost: Hallockville Members: $275 Non Members: $325
Master BeeKeeper Chris Kelly is our BEE GURU and BEEING with him for these classes is where you want to BEE! Look him up on www.promiselandapiaries.com

Sponsor Your Own Bee Hive And Help Save the Food Crop

Although no one likes to get stung by a bee, these insects are critical — indeed essential — to human survival. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in America. Every four out of ten bites of food Americans consume are courtesy of the bee population. Unfortunately, as you may know, bee populations have been in severe decline for several decades for a myriad of reasons, including habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, air pollution, and disease.

So what can be done? Hallockville Museum Farm wants to do our part to protect bees and at the same time raise awareness of the critical issue of bee decline — and that’s the motivation behind the Hallockville Honeys initiative. We are partnering with Chris Kelly of North Fork Promised Land Apiaries, who will be maintaining hives on Hallockville’s 28 acre campus. Chris is a master beekeeper with, believe it or not, 50 years of experience tending hives across Long Island and is an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for these important insects.

We invite you to take part in this initiative by sponsoring your own hive for $400 ($500 in 2022) or by joining with friends and family and splitting the cost. As a sponsor, you will learn about bees from a veteran bee-keeper, be there for the installation of your hive and take part in a “blessing for the bees” and honey harvest activities.