Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 27, 2012

Farm Focus in Brief: 10/27/2012



Beekeeping basics

A session on "Beekeeping Basics: A Roundtable on Winterizing and Wax" is set for Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bellaire Community Hall.

Those attending will learn the basics of wax rendering, along with a variety of approaches to the annual task of winterizing beehives. Beekeepers of all levels — interested, aspiring, new or experienced — are encouraged to attend.

Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 622-5252 or email to

Grow Benzie class

Benzonia — Grow Benzie is presenting a series of classes with agricultural specialist Craig Schaaf.

The lineup includes: Oct. 30, "Thriving, Not Just Surviving off the Grid"; Nov. 13, "Food Preservation without Refrigeration"; and Dec. 11, "Business Model for the Small Farm."

For details, contact Deb Query, 352-6157,, or visit