Cindy Holt, Eastern Apiculture Society certified Master Beekeeper and owner and founder of Little Rhody Beekeeping, will give an overview on honey bees and what it takes to be a successful beekeeper. She will discuss equipment, proper handling of colonies, basic beekeeping costs, proper hive placement, and planting for bees.
In addition to honey bees, Cindy will provide an overview of bees native to Rhode Island and how to help these great pollinators.
Cindy is an experienced beekeeper in urban, suburban and rural settings, with a variety of hive styles. She serves on the board of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association as chairperson/manager of their apiary program. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, her mission is to get the public to care about insects and arachnids as much as she does.
Little Rhody Beekeeping was established in 2018. Their mission is to promote healthy and sustainable beekeeping practices and support all of the state’s pollinators through education and monitoring programs. They provide a variety of services that include beehive maintenance, hive visits, beekeeper mentorships, educational workshops, pollinator consultation, and monitoring programs for companies wanting to adopt a “greener’ pollinator friendly style to their landscapes and properties.
The Beechwood Lecture Series is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardeners Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending. The lectures are offered to the public free of charge.
Location: Beechwood Center, 44 Beach Street; North Kingstown, RI 02852
Our upcoming 2019 Lectures
07/17/19 Are you “Tick Smart”? – Jan Cornell
09/18/19 Starting a New Native Garden – David Vissoe, URIMGP, Kettle Pond Project
11/20/19 What’s New in the Woods? Forestry Basics – Paul Dolan, RI Wild Plant Society