Bee Thinking and Mead Market

Location

1744 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland
,
OR
97214
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Street access, unlocked store front on Hawthorne and 18th.

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Past Events

Friday
Jan
20
2017
Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Free to attend with suggested donation of $5-10 at the door Often overlooked in our gardens and yards is the soil beneath our feet. This unseen element holds the key to growing good food, improving the health of people and bees, and can even help reverse climate change! In this talk, learn about options and attitudes that will help you consider the soil and improve its ability to do a good job. Topics covered: What soils are and how do they work The microbial relationship between healthy soils and healthy bodies and minds How soils can reverse the course of climate change How to design our gardens, yards, towns, and regions to take carbon out of the air How to tell when your soil needs your help Compost piles and compost teas What to plant to improve the earth Earthworks, ponds, and swales When you need to get your soil tested About the Speaker: Permaculture expert, Jordan Fink has devoted his life to learning how to best live in the Pacific Northwest. He has a Masters in ecological landscape planning and design, and is the founder of The World Tree, a project aiming to repair the climate through good design for soils.
Tuesday
Nov
22
2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Taught by Rebekah Golden Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited. What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and how will it affect you? Since the astounding Apis mellifera was introduced in North America in the late 1600’s, it has become what Ecologists refer to as a “keystone” species. Without the pollination services they provide, many of our nation’s most desirable foods, from fruits + vegetables to beef, would not be as readily available on grocery store shelves. 44% of the nation’s managed honeybee colonies died in 2015. Conscientious observers are now pondering how they can help. Learn about a range of practices that may help contribute to the honeybee population, from adapting home gardening + pest management practices to keeping your own urban beehive. This class is for bee lovers and aspiring beekeepers alike, and will help you cultivate your own deep and impactful relationship with one of our ecosystems most crucial contributors. Week 1: Bee-ology Each bee is an individual, and a colony of bees is a superorganism. In this class, learn what this means, and how an organized honeybee society functions as a whole. We will cover social castes, division of labor, communication, genetics, and the major “beecological” relationships. Week 2: History of Bees + Humans 8,000 year old cave paintings are the first document of a human-bee relationship. We will cover all the major benchmarks of this association, from honey hunting to modern commercial beekeeping. Week 3: What You Can Do There are many things you can do to help bees, and they range in intensity. For instance, the first and most helpful thing to do for bees is to plant flowers. We will cover a wide range of contributions in this class, including how to get started with keeping your own urban hive. Week 4: Natural Urban Beekeeping For those interested in helping bees and home garden yields, this class will build off of the basics of getting started in urban and backyard beekeeping. We will cover techniques for monitoring hive health, harvesting honey, processing wax, winterizing your hive, and much more!
Tuesday
Nov
15
2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Taught by Rebekah Golden Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited. What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and how will it affect you? Since the astounding Apis mellifera was introduced in North America in the late 1600’s, it has become what Ecologists refer to as a “keystone” species. Without the pollination services they provide, many of our nation’s most desirable foods, from fruits + vegetables to beef, would not be as readily available on grocery store shelves. 44% of the nation’s managed honeybee colonies died in 2015. Conscientious observers are now pondering how they can help. Learn about a range of practices that may help contribute to the honeybee population, from adapting home gardening + pest management practices to keeping your own urban beehive. This class is for bee lovers and aspiring beekeepers alike, and will help you cultivate your own deep and impactful relationship with one of our ecosystems most crucial contributors. Week 1: Bee-ology Each bee is an individual, and a colony of bees is a superorganism. In this class, learn what this means, and how an organized honeybee society functions as a whole. We will cover social castes, division of labor, communication, genetics, and the major “beecological” relationships. Week 2: History of Bees + Humans 8,000 year old cave paintings are the first document of a human-bee relationship. We will cover all the major benchmarks of this association, from honey hunting to modern commercial beekeeping. Week 3: What You Can Do There are many things you can do to help bees, and they range in intensity. For instance, the first and most helpful thing to do for bees is to plant flowers. We will cover a wide range of contributions in this class, including how to get started with keeping your own urban hive. Week 4: Natural Urban Beekeeping For those interested in helping bees and home garden yields, this class will build off of the basics of getting started in urban and backyard beekeeping. We will cover techniques for monitoring hive health, harvesting honey, processing wax, winterizing your hive, and much more!
Tuesday
Nov
8
2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Taught by Rebekah Golden Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited. What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and how will it affect you? Since the astounding Apis mellifera was introduced in North America in the late 1600’s, it has become what Ecologists refer to as a “keystone” species. Without the pollination services they provide, many of our nation’s most desirable foods, from fruits + vegetables to beef, would not be as readily available on grocery store shelves. 44% of the nation’s managed honeybee colonies died in 2015. Conscientious observers are now pondering how they can help. Learn about a range of practices that may help contribute to the honeybee population, from adapting home gardening + pest management practices to keeping your own urban beehive. This class is for bee lovers and aspiring beekeepers alike, and will help you cultivate your own deep and impactful relationship with one of our ecosystems most crucial contributors. Week 1: Bee-ology Each bee is an individual, and a colony of bees is a superorganism. In this class, learn what this means, and how an organized honeybee society functions as a whole. We will cover social castes, division of labor, communication, genetics, and the major “beecological” relationships. Week 2: History of Bees + Humans 8,000 year old cave paintings are the first document of a human-bee relationship. We will cover all the major benchmarks of this association, from honey hunting to modern commercial beekeeping. Week 3: What You Can Do There are many things you can do to help bees, and they range in intensity. For instance, the first and most helpful thing to do for bees is to plant flowers. We will cover a wide range of contributions in this class, including how to get started with keeping your own urban hive. Week 4: Natural Urban Beekeeping For those interested in helping bees and home garden yields, this class will build off of the basics of getting started in urban and backyard beekeeping. We will cover techniques for monitoring hive health, harvesting honey, processing wax, winterizing your hive, and much more!
Tuesday
Nov
1
2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Taught by Rebekah Golden Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited. What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and how will it affect you? Since the astounding Apis mellifera was introduced in North America in the late 1600’s, it has become what Ecologists refer to as a “keystone” species. Without the pollination services they provide, many of our nation’s most desirable foods, from fruits + vegetables to beef, would not be as readily available on grocery store shelves. 44% of the nation’s managed honeybee colonies died in 2015. Conscientious observers are now pondering how they can help. Learn about a range of practices that may help contribute to the honeybee population, from adapting home gardening + pest management practices to keeping your own urban beehive. This class is for bee lovers and aspiring beekeepers alike, and will help you cultivate your own deep and impactful relationship with one of our ecosystems most crucial contributors. Week 1: Bee-ology Each bee is an individual, and a colony of bees is a superorganism. In this class, learn what this means, and how an organized honeybee society functions as a whole. We will cover social castes, division of labor, communication, genetics, and the major “beecological” relationships. Week 2: History of Bees + Humans 8,000 year old cave paintings are the first document of a human-bee relationship. We will cover all the major benchmarks of this association, from honey hunting to modern commercial beekeeping. Week 3: What You Can Do There are many things you can do to help bees, and they range in intensity. For instance, the first and most helpful thing to do for bees is to plant flowers. We will cover a wide range of contributions in this class, including how to get started with keeping your own urban hive. Week 4: Natural Urban Beekeeping For those interested in helping bees and home garden yields, this class will build off of the basics of getting started in urban and backyard beekeeping. We will cover techniques for monitoring hive health, harvesting honey, processing wax, winterizing your hive, and much more!