SABA Meeting

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Education programs educate youth and adults who are interested in learning about honey bees. Everyone, however, impacts pollinators in their daily lives through their choices and activities. Learning about honey bees and pollinators in general changes lives, especially those of the youth.

The Community Education Program is how SABA interacts and engages our neighbors across the greater Sacramento area, continually reinforcing our place as knowledgeable and helpful beekeepers to the public at large.

Members volunteer as educational speakers for schools, youth groups, service clubs and organizations. Members also staff tables with demonstration hives, bee literature and honey sales at public informational events, exhibits and fairs. Beekeeper educators seek to emphasize the importance of honeybees, correct common misunderstandings and serve as resources to our communities.

Bees

Classes

Complete Four-Series Beginner Beekeeping Classes.  (Save 15% for all classes)

Introduction to Beekeeping Series

This four-session series is designed for individuals brand new to beekeeping or those seeking deeper beekeeping knowledge

Getting Ready for Bees – February 19, 2022. Instructor: Dave Watson, Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association.

Managing the Colony – April 24, 2022. Instructor: Louis Zurlo; Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association

Bee Health and Summer Beekeeping – June 22, 2022. Instructor: Rachel Morrison; Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association and California Master Beekeeper and The Beecharmers.

Preparing for Winter and Honey Extraction Basics – August 21, 2022.  Instructor; TBD  Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association.

Educational Presentations

The heart of the SABA Community Education Program is educational presentations in which teachers may solicit a trained volunteer to give a grade appropriate presentations at their school, or members of a community organization may request a presentation for adults.

For younger students, our presenters offer hands-on activities including singing, drawing, and manipulating bee-related items. For older students and adults, more advanced topics are covered including genetics and environmental issues.

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