Instructor: Kalliope Erin Egloff
March 21 - 23
1pm - 4:30pm
In this workshop you will learn about honey bees and basic beekeeping, from buying bees and installation and maintenance, to extraction and bottling. You’ll also learn about honey bees and their history through art, myth, and legend. Honey bees have shown up on cave and temple walls, on cartouches and canvas, and are intertwined with the Mother Goddess of many religions and spiritual practices across the globe.
We will explore the nutritional benefits; art/craft opportunities; and home & beauty products derived from honey bee by-products (honey, wax, pollen, propolis, and such-like). You will learn how to plant a pollinator garden, and how to support honey bee health. Whether journaling, painting, filming, or whatnot, the ancient art of beekeeping will stoke your genius!
*Bee photograph by Michael Chute
Kalliope Erin Egloff is President of the Barnstable County Beekeepers’ Association; president of Honeypot Hives, with hives in Provincetown, Mashpee, and Barnstable; and is the beekeeper at Cape Cod Organic Farm. Kalliope is the Chair of the Mashpee Board of Health; serves on the board of directors for 4-H Camp Farley, and the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force; and she operates the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program, “Love Your Local Water.” She lives in Mashpee and Provincetown with her family.