Happy Friday friends! We made it to June and that means it’s time for summer fun at the West Central Park Project! Come join us this Sunday from 10am to 2pm to help us build a new compost bin system! Keep reading to find out more about what our compost committee has been up to and the upcoming beekeeping events at the park!
We’re moving on up in the compost world! This week we broke down the old compost bins to make space for a new expanded bin system. The new system will provide us more space to continue our efforts to provide a hub for neighborhood compost in partnership with OlySunrise Compost Concierge. Now that that the ground has been leveled, we’ll be building the new setup this Sunday at our regularly scheduled work party! Hope you can come join us!
Help Weave Community Sunhives
We have en exciting opportunity for anyone interested in beekeeping! Join us at the park with our bee expert Heather Wood for free, family friendly hive weaving events on June 9th from 11am to 1pm and June 10th from 2pm to 4pm! Together we will be weaving and collectively coiling grass into round dome skeps and sun hive shapes for use at the Buck’s Fifth Avenue Apiary.
A sunhive is a coiled dome, top and bottom, of local grass that attach to a middle divider board. Coinciding with crescent shaped removable bars, from which the bee’s wax comb may be removed without harming bees in the process, the sunhive is a suspended hive, and is often hung under eaves or shelters. Natural beekeeping experts around the world are touting these old-style skeps and log hives as superior in longevity, aesthetics, and more importantly, support of the bees health and autonomy.
This is a great educational opportunity for anyone interested in beekeeping and hive making. It will also be the preliminary training event for our August 19 take home hive building marathon. The marathon in August will cost $150.00 and include everything you need to build and take home a full sized hive as well as instructions on where to get your bees and how to care for them. Registration packets will be available for pickup at the June 9 & 10 events and must be completed and paid for by July 20th.