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Urban Beekeeping  

For as long as there have been cities, people have kept bees in them. The “Father of American Beekeeping” L.L. Langstroth, was introduced to beekeeping in an urban apiary in Philadelphia in the 1830’s and kept bees in his attic in Andover, MA. Ensuring that cities are a friendly place for bees and their keepers has taken on new urgency as the total number of colonies in the U.S. has been cut in half since the 1950’s. Since 2010, the Best Bees company has managed hundreds of colonies between Cape Cod and Cape Ann, on commercial rooftops, in tiny backyards, and in open fields. Both seasoned beekeepers and those without experience should enjoy this class as Best Bees Chief Apiculturist, Mark Lewis, leads a discussion on a range of topics related to honeybees, and shares tips and advice he has picked up over many years of experience. The second session will include a hive visit in Roxbury; details to be discussed in class.



Classes will not be in session

Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day)
Wednesday evening -Saturday, November 27-30, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 17-22, 2020 (February Vacation)

Contact Us

Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

Hours & Locations

2 Clark Road, Brookline 02445
– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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