CCE Genesee Garden, Spring 2015
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CCE Genesee Garden, Spring 2015

Irises in the CCE Genesee County garden
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Irises in the CCE Genesee County garden

CCE Genesee Garden
Image by CCE of Genesee County

CCE Genesee Garden

Gardening

Beginning Beekeeping Class 2017

Presented by Rochester Beekeepers / NY Bee Wellness Inc.

Expand your knowledge of keeping bees! Learn the basics of beekeeping, how to handle bees, the diseases, pests, and predators of bees, managing your colonies, and finally! how to harvest that honey! Finish the workshop series with a field trip to an apiary. You will have the opportunity to attend the Rochester Beekeepers group meetings, where you can network and learn from area beekeepers.

WHERE: Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Park 1585 Calkins Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

5 classes plus a field session working bees in the apiary; LIMIT 24 participants

WHEN: Meets Saturdays from 10am-12:30; except for the first class, the Rochester Beekeepers group meets from 1-3pm at the same location, followed by an apiary inspection, you are welcome to attend

January 28- Introduction to bees

February 4- Working with bees

March 4- Diseases/Pests/Predators

April 1- Your Growing Colonies

May 6- Honey harvesting, other topics

Field day TBD

Instructors:

*Pat Bono, Rochester NY, Background: college level Entomology and Apiculture, Rutgers University; Founder, NY Bee Wellness Inc.

*Bob Deemer, Arcadia NY; Background: college level Entomology and Apiculture, Delaware Valley College; Pennsylvania Apiary Inspector 1990

Fee: $75  Click Here for full event information. 

2016 Genesee County Buy Local Guide

Get out and explore the great bounty of Genesee County - farm fresh eggs, sweet blueberries and road side stands with loads of fresh veggies. Stock up at local farms, markets, farm stands and businesses that offer genuine local products.

Pride from A(pples) to Z(ucchini)

Your guide to harvest times and availability for the incredible diversity of New York State produce.

Garden talk

Garden Talk - March 7th

Explore the mysterious world of Night Blooming Plants! They can add another dimension of enjoyment to your garden on summer evenings.

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20 perennials

20 Great Perennials for Your WNY Garden

Join the Master Gardeners March 30, 2016 and we will highlight perennial plants with a solid track record of good performance here in our local climate. Click here for more details!

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Garden talk

Garden Talk- April 4th

Dahlias 101 - Dahlias are easy to grow and yield beautiful flowers from mid-summer through fall. We will cover dahlia types, planting, growing, harvesting and more. Be warned, once you try growing a few dahlias, you may end up hooked!

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Permaculture 101

Permaculture 101

You may be wondering what Permaculture is or how to use it in your garden. Join us on April 12th and we’ll cover the basics of Permaculture and show you how to get started.

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Slow flowers

The Slow Flower Movement

Do you know where your cut flowers come from or how many miles they have traveled? Join us April 20th and Master Gardener Brandie Schultz will take a look at the fascinating history of the cut flower industry.

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Garden talk

Garden Talk - May 2nd

Who doesn't love hummingbirds! Learn how to make a copper wire hummingbird feeder on May 2nd.

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Contact

Janice Beglinger
Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
jmb374@cornell.edu
585-343-3040 x132

Last updated February 9, 2017