Join us for an evening of delights as we learn about beekeeping, taste some locally harvested honey by SWBeetroit, and break bread around the fire.
SWBeetroit is a 2 year old apiary located in Southwest Detroit. Owned and operated by Antonio Cosme, the bee farm contains six hives and is co-located on several lots with neighboring Fractured Acre Farms. We'll learn about the basics of beekeeping, including how to:-identify different types of bees and the roles they play-start your own colony and keep them healthy-handle and dissect hives-produce and harvest honey.
This is an all-ages event. Gloves and protective clothing in various sizes will be provided. Bathroom access is limited to area businesses (5 min. drive time); please plan in advance.
Inbox me if you have any significant medical conditions or concerns. I want to be prepared to support you!
What to bring:
-Dress in light colored clothing, with long layers
-Boots (preferably) or thick, long socks and shoes
-Plenty of water (in a reusable container preferred)
-$10 suggested donation, though pay what you can—everyone is welcome!
Antonio Cosme is an internationally renowned indigenous Xicana Boricua public intellectual and ecologist. His media, interviews, viral street art, blogs, articles have been featured in movies, documentaries magazines, newspapers. He works as a public speaker, strategist, facilitator, artist, beekeeper, farmer, writer, entrepreneur, educator and organizer from Southwest, Detroit.
Please make sure you review a copy of the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time: http://www.outdoorafro.com/outdoor-afro-trip-waiver_2017002_waiver/MAP/DIRECTIONS/OTHER INFOThe SWBeetroit is located on the west side of 25th Street between Buchanan and Selden. See the map for more information.
See you on the block!
Southwest Grows, Outdoor Afro-Detroit, Southwest Beetroit, National Wildlife Federation
Date & time:
July 13, 2019
Fractured Acres Farm