Beekeeping Class - Bees in Trees
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Beekeeping Class - Bees in Trees

Dan has done quite a bit of research about the natural honeybee habitat, which is typically a tree cavity. Dan will share information about the natural habits of honeybees and what we can learn from observing them in their natural state. Weather permitting, he will also demonstrate how to create a “bee tree” from a hollow tree trunk, and you might even get to go check out his live bee tree!

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Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Inspection MAY
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On 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.

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Beekeeping Class - Hive Health
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beekeeping Class - Hive Health

Keeping your hives healthy requires regular inspections and a bit of preventative maintenance. We'll share the plan we've come up with and implemented here in our own apiary, as well as discuss some common hive diseases and difficulties.

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

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Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Inspection JUNE
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On 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 Inspection JULY
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On 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 Inspection
Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Inspection

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 - Spring Hive Opening
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Beekeeping Class - Spring Hive Opening

Your bees made it through winter! Now what? Let’s talk about what you can do to help them reach the finish line of the spring nectar flow, and what you can do to maximize their resources.

Did you lose some hives? We did, too. We’ll also talk about what we can learn from these losses by examining some deadout hives and gathering what information we can to help us avoid the same situation next year.

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

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Beekeeping Class - Intro to Honeybees
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Beekeeping Class - Intro to Honeybees

Let’s celebrate Winterfest by looking ahead to spring! Join us for a chat about our favorite insect - the honeybee! Whether you are thinking about becoming a backyard beekeeper or you just want to learn some cool stuff about these amazing creatures, this informal talk will give you lots to think about.

We’ll even taste some honey, harvest from our own hives!

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Beekeeping 101 - Hive Building
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Beekeeping 101 - Hive Building

Confused about what you actually need, and how to put it all together the right way? Let’s do it together!

We know it can be confusing to get everything set up and assembled correctly if you’ve never done it before. We will have all of the supplies you need to put together your first hive, from the wooden box pieces to the hammers and nails, and we’ll be there every step of the way to answer questions and make sure you are ready to go!

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

POSTPONED: Beekeeper Appreciation Night

DUE TO WINTER WEATHER, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT UNTIL A LATER DATE!
We are sorry to miss seeing you, but we’ll try again soon…


Thank you for being part of our beekeeping community!

We are hosting our first Beekeeper Appreciation Night as a way to say “thanks” for supporting us as a local business. We also think beekeepers are just neat people to hang out with, so we hope you’ll join us and other local beekeepers for some drinks, snacks, and networking!

We’ll be offering discounts on all beekeeping supplies during the event, so it will be a good time to get supplies for your winter projects. We also have lots of unique gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping lists, so you can get some of your shopping done, too!

More details to come…stay tuned!

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Jack o' Lantern & Pumpkin Recycling
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Jack o' Lantern & Pumpkin Recycling

Don’t trash your pumpkins! Let EcoVerde Organics turn them into rich, organic Full Circle compost!

Remove all candles and decorations, and drop your pumpkins off in the marked trailer in our parking lot November 1st - 3rd.

Your pumpkins will be turned into compost that will be available here at Masterson’s in the spring!

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Honey Harvest Festival
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Honey Harvest Festival

Have you ever wondered how honey goes from the beehive into the jar? Do you just love the taste of fresh, raw honey? Join local beekeepers and vendors at Masterson’s Honey Harvest Festival October 6th and 7th to enjoy all things honey!

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Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection AUGUST
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Beekeeping Class - Hands-On Hive Inspection AUGUST

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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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