Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection JUNE
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection JUNE

You can read all the books, take all of the classes, and watch all of the YouTube videos, but there's nothing quite like spending some time checking out a beehive with someone who can explain exactly what you're looking at in real life. Join us and a small group of other new beekeepers as we inspect a hive in our apiary. We'll share our tips for good hive inspection etiquette, and talk about what it is we're looking for (and at!) when we open up our hives.

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Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection JULY
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection JULY

You can read all the books, take all of the classes, and watch all of the YouTube videos, but there's nothing quite like spending some time checking out a beehive with someone who can explain exactly what you're looking at in real life. Join us and a small group of other new beekeepers as we inspect a hive in our apiary. We'll share our tips for good hive inspection etiquette, and talk about what it is we're looking for (and at!) when we open up our hives.

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Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection MAY
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection MAY

You can read all the books, take all of the classes, and watch all of the YouTube videos, but there's nothing quite like spending some time checking out a beehive with someone who can explain exactly what you're looking at in real life. Join us and a small group of other new beekeepers as we inspect a hive in our apiary. We'll share our tips for good hive inspection etiquette, and talk about what it is we're looking for (and at!) when we open up our hives.

Pre-registration is required. Register today so we can save you a seat!

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Gardening Class - 7 Essentials of Starting Seeds
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Gardening Class - 7 Essentials of Starting Seeds

Join Fruition Seeds as they teach us the essential dos and don'ts of seed starting in a hands-on, fun evening of planting and socializing!

Petra from Fruition Seeds will bring her expertise along with her awesome selection of locally grown and harvested seeds and we'll work on getting some seeds started for the coming spring season. Petra will give us tips on when to plant, how to plant, and the common mistakes to avoid.

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Chick Day & Egg Hunt
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Chick Day & Egg Hunt

Chick Day! Come on out and pick up your new chickies (pre-order or select from in-stock), ask all of your chicken questions, and pick up all of the supplies you'll need to keep your new birds healthy.

Whether you're new to the world of chickens or you've been collecting eggs for years, it's always fun to pick up fluffy baby chicks. We want to make the day even more fun, so we'll be having an EGG HUNT!

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Beekeeping 101             SOLD OUT
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Beekeeping 101 SOLD OUT

We'll cover the basics of bees, including basic hive anatomy, most frequently asked questions from new beekeepers, and things to consider before getting started with your first hives.

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Gardening for the Bees - EA Winterfest
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Gardening for the Bees - EA Winterfest

Join us as we think Spring and talk about how to include plants in your garden that will help support not only our personal favorites, the honey bees, but all of our other native pollinators, too! We will also talk about how some simple changes to the way you care for your gardens can have a big impact on helping the pollinators. Learn about a few of our favorite plants and what resources they provide, and then enjoy a taste of what the bees give back to us with a sampling of different types of varietal honeys, harvested from our own bee yard and around the world!

Pre-registration is required. Register today so we can save you a seat!

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Beekeeping Class Day
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Beekeeping Class Day

Join us for a full day of beekeeping talk! We'll be presenting our most popular classes all on one day so that you can totally prepare yourself for the coming year of beekeeping.

Each topic will last for about an hour, with a one hour lunch break in the middle of the day. You can sign up to attend just the classes you are interested in, or you can sign up for the whole day.

 

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Beekeeping Class - Winterizing Your Beehives
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Beekeeping Class - Winterizing Your Beehives

Join us for one of our most popular classes of the season!

Beekeepers across the state lost a lot of hives last year. So did we. We've taken all that we've learned from it, along with what we've learned from the beekeepers we get to work with every day, and developed a plan for winterizing our hives here at the garden center. We'll share what has worked for us as well as what has not worked well.

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Beekeeping Seminar - Hive Inspection
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Beekeeping Seminar - Hive Inspection

Join us for a hands-on hive inspection class, right in our apiary at the garden center! We'll demonstrate our technique for inspecting a hive, from lighting your smoker to checking your suit for bees before taking it off, and all of the steps in between. We remember being overwhelmed by what we were seeing in the hive when we were new beekeepers, and we hope that we can help you to feel more confident and comfortable during your own hive inspections.

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Beekeeping Seminar - Hive Health

What do healthy bees look like> What should you be watching out for? 

We'll discuss the importance of hive inspections, proper inspections and techniques, and potential issues you may encounter during the summer months.

We'll also take some time to talk about feeding and treatment options available to beekeepers to keep their hives healthy.

As always, we save lots of time for questions so please bring yours!

Seminar fee $12 payable at the door

Registration is required, as seating is limited. Please call, stop in, or sign up below to add your name to our list!


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DIY Terrarium Planting Night
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

DIY Terrarium Planting Night

Put on your crafty pants, grab a bottle of wine, and come plant with me! 

Every design magazine I've seen lately has terrariums and succulents featured prominently...so naturally I decided I needed more terrariums in my life. We have a great selection of these beauties in stock now, just waiting to be planted and taken home with you (because I can't take them all).

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Kids' Club - Seed Starting

Bring the little gardeners out to Masterson's to get their hands dirty! We think it's not only fun to play in the dirt, but also incredibly important to teach our little ones about the importance of growing plants. We believe kids should learn how to grow plants that provide fresh, healthy food for themselves as well as plants that provide food and shelter for wildlife. And, well...seeds are just pretty magical.

We'll be looking at many different types of seeds, talking about where seeds come from, how they are harvested, and how to help them turn into plants.

Everyone will have a chance to start several different varieties of seeds to take home with them and plant in their own gardens. We'll also be starting some seeds that will be planted into our new Kids' Garden space at the garden center.

The event is free to all children, ages 2 to 12.

Want to join us? Please let us know how many little gardeners will be coming so we can be sure to save them a spot! Sign up by filling out the form below or giving us a call at the store.

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Beekeeping Seminar - Swarms, Splits, & Queens
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Beekeeping Seminar - Swarms, Splits, & Queens

Swarm season is here! Understanding why bees swarm and knowing the signs can help you to prevent it from happening in your apiary. We'll talk about swarm prevention techniques, including how to split strong hives. We'll also discuss queens and the re-queening process.

Cost: $12/person
payable at the door

Pre-registration required. Please call (716) 655-0133, email info@mastersons.net, or submit your info below to reserve your seat!

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Beekeeping Seminar - Learning from Loss

Almost every beekeeper we've talked to this spring lost colonies over the winter, including us. Sometimes we can learn more from failures than from successes, so we'll take this opportunity to learn what we can from a dead colony in our own apiary.

By examining this colony, comparing notes from last year, and talking about what we've learned in the process, we hope to take this new knowledge with us into the coming beekeeping season. Join us. Bring lots of questions.

Cost: $12/person
payable at the door
Pre-registration is required. Please call (716) 655-0133 or email (info@mastersons.net) to reserve your seat!

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Beekeeping Seminar - I Ordered Bees. Now What?

You've ordered your bees and you might be feeling a little nervous about what to do next. We'll talk about how to make sure you and your apiary are ready for the bees when they arrive. From nuc installation to basic hive inspection techniques, we'll do our best to help you feel confident!

Cost: $12/person
payable at the door
Pre-registration is required. Please call (716) 655-0133 or email (info@mastersons.net) to reserve your seat!

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