Learning about Beekeeping

My dad and I attended an all-day beekeeping class yesterday offered through the Center of Michigan Beekeepers Club (COMB). The in-depth class, taught by club president Mike Risk and club vice president Dale Woods, covered all the essentials for beginner beekeepers including equipment, starting bees, basic bee behavior, winterizing a hive, and bee diseases and pests. The registration fee of $40 included the book Bee-sentials: A Field Guide by Dr. Lawrence Connor, an expert beekeeper in Kalamazoo. The book is chock-full of information on all aspects of beekeeping, and includes beautiful photos throughout. The class was so popular that Mike and Dale added a second class on February 9. Continue reading

Welcome to Triskele Urban Farm!

Triskele Urban Farm is a developing urban permaculture farm project on two city lots in Lansing, MI. The goal of the project is to demonstrate how a large amount and diversity of food can be grown in a small amount of space. Permaculture uses ecological principals in the design of sustainable human systems. Permaculture was developed in the mid-1970’s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Continue reading