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Propagating Local Bees

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
Venue: Classroom 1, Learning Center
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Wil Pilipauskas

What you'll learn in this horticulture class:

Learn techniques on how to avoid buying bees for your apiary every spring.

We will cover how to select good stock to start your hive, easy ways to make a few queens to propagate stock that winters in your area, and how to make splits from your own bees to increase hive counts or replace dead colonies.

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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...

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