Do you want to learn more about bees first-hand? Join us on the Bee-ginning Beekeeping Class to take a peek inside of one of our suburban beehives! On this tour, we'll open a hive and see how bees live - collecting and storing pollen and nectar, raising their young, and if we're very lucky, we may even see the queen bee! Master Beekeeper, Kendal Sager, will talk about how bees create honey and beeswax as well as how it is harvested for use in some of our favorite products. Whether you're a gardener, nature lover, or just want to get outside on the weekends, you'll be fascinated by the way these little insects work together. We'll start out the class by discussing bee basics and talking about what we expect to see inside of the hives. For the next hour of the class, we'll suit up and inspect a backyard beehive. We'll conclude the class by tasting local bay area honey and discussing how honey gets its unique flavors.
Kendal has been keeping bees in San Francisco Bay Area since 2011. Kendal’s main focus in beekeeping is educating students of all ages about the importance of honey bees to promote stewardship of these important little insects. Through her nature education business, Sager Family Farm, Kendal brings honeybees into classrooms, presents at local events and fairs, and creates educational installations. Kendal is active in the local beekeeping community as a board member of the Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo County and the University of California Master Beekeeper Program at UC Davis.
Samples of Local Honey
Bee Suits & Gloves
This class will take place in our suburban farm, which is our backyard! You'll likely be surprised to walk through a completely ordinary neighborhood to find chickens, honey bees, and veggies living happily in the back.
Beekeeping suits or veils will be provided, please wear a t-shirt with a removable light weight long sleeved shirt/jacket layer, comfortable pants or shorts, and closed toes shoes with socks.