Saturday, August 20, 9:30 am – Tour-de-Hives

Starting at 9:30am on Saturday, August 20, 2011, this 9-mile bike tour will feature 5 different hive sites around Boston. Each site visit will include a presentation by a local beekeeper on various beekeeping subjects- organic hive management, making and keeping Top Bar Hives, the role of the queen, and more. The group will break for lunch in Jamaica Plain, where the first 30 Tour-De-Hive registrants will receive a lunch discount at City Feed & Supply. The day will conclude with music, food and merriment at Follow the Honey Bee Festival in Cambridge. Can’t bike that far? No problem! Carpool or take public transportation to and from the sites as you please.

Here is the schedule:

9:30- 10:15 City Natives Apiary
30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

10:45-11:30 Boston Nature Center Apiary
500 Walk Hill Street, Roslindale

11:45-12:30 Leland Street Herb Garden
11 Leland Street, Jamaica Plain

1:00-1:45 Allandale Farm
259 Allendale Rd, Brookline

2:00-2:45 LUNCH at City Feed and Supply

3:00-3:45 South Huntington Street Hives
252 S. Huntington Ave, JP

4:45-8:00 Follow the Honey – Honey Festival
1132 Mass. Ave, Cambridge

Pre-Registration recommended (first 30 people to register receive lunch discount). Please bring your own veils! Extra veils will only be available for the first 7 people who register. For more information, email Suggested donation $15.