[permaculture] Natural Beekeeping Workshops in Turkey with Debra Roberts, May 2013

Filiz Telek filizatbaraka at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 06:01:39 EDT 2013

Dear friends,

Greetings from Turkey!

We are organizing 3 natural beekeeping workshops in Turkey with master
beekeeper Debra Roberts in May 2013.

*“Natural Beekeeping for BEEginners: Come explore natural beekeeping,
honeybee basics, hive equipment and tools, start-up costs, what “organic”
beekeeping really means, how to get in and out of a hive successfully, and
good stewardship practices. Session tailored for BEEginners with no or very
little experience.”*

In Debra’s workshop we will cover the following:
• The importance of community in beekeeping and helpful resources for
people beginning?
• Where do I get bees (what choices do I have?) and what kind should I get?
• How do I prepare my bee yard?
• How do I prepared my hive bodies?
• What kinds of hives should I choose? (Langstroth? 8 or 10 frame? Top bar?
• What basic equipment do I need to get going?
• The importance of taking notes and how to do that
• Costs
• What do I do when the bees first come to my yard?
• How do the bees need us to be around them?
• What do conditions need to be like for me to go into my hives?
• What are simple first year goals as a beekeeper?
• Good basic beekeeping terminology
• The basic bee life cycle (queen, drones and workers)
• How to use a smoker and why.
• The importance of getting a lot of hands-on l experience and how to do
• Hands-on versus hands-off beekeeping
• What is Natural Beekeeping?
• How is urban beekeeping different and what are the most important things
to keep in mind about keeping bees in a city environment.
• How do I catch a swarm? The importance of a “swarm list” in a city
(connecting beekeepers with swarms).
• When to harvest honey and how much.
• The hive as a superorganism
• What do I do when I leave this workshop?
• Women’s ways in the bee yard.

• Some wisdom about the bees from various Native American elders


4-5 May 2013, İstanbul
İstanbul Permakültür Kolektifi
Contact: ipermakulturkolektifi at gmail.com
Suggested participation fee: 75 TL

Limited to 40 participants.

10-12 May 2013, Çanakkale
Çanakkale Permakültür Topluluğu
Contact: permakulturcanakkale at gmail.com
Suggested participation fee: 75 TL

17-19 May 2013, Datça
Contact: datca.aricilari at gmail.com (Pınar Kınıkoğlu)
Suggested participation fee: 125 TL (including lunch and tea for 3 days)
The fees *DO NOT* include accommodation and food.

Please join us in discovering, learning and loving the BEEs!  Please share
with your networks. thank you!

Filiz Telek


Mitakuye Oyasin/for all my relations,

Filiz Telek
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