These are an ongoing series of adult classes offered at Strawberry Hill for adults who want to increase their knowledge about the natural environment of Adams County.
Participants will be provided with a background on environmental education interpretation methods and the natural history of Adams County. Each session will focus on a different aspect of Strawberry Hill’s environmental education programs. No experience is necessary to participate.
Bee Keeping for Bee-giners Workshop! BEE AMAZED... by the art of Bee Keeping!
Adams County coordinators for the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers' Association, Jon & Kay Deardorff, will host a four-part program that will get you buzzing. Whether or not you're up for the job, we guarantee that you'll come away with a great appreciation for all things honey bee.
Part 1: Saturday, January 28th, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
For the Bee-ginner Beekeeper - You will learn about how to acquire honeybees, purchasing equipment, how to set up a hive, and about where to locate your hives.
Part 2: Saturday, April 7th, 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM
Part 2 will be a hands-on workshop in the field, so bee sure to dress appropriately! Topics will include installing a package of purchased honeybees and how to gather a swarm.
Part 3: Saturday, July 14th, 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
By now, participants in this series will bee well on their way to enjoy the topic of honey extraction! We'll learn about what to look for in the honey super, honey extraction, and the filtering process.
Part 4: Thursday, August 16th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Participants will now bee ready to learn about fall honey flow, how to prepare to over-winter their beehives, and will look ahead to springtime management of their hives. Follow along from the beginning of this sweet adventure to learn the entire process of backyard beekeeping.
Cost for the series is $65.00 for Members and $75.00 for Nonmembers.
New - The Leaf Turners Book Club
Starting on Saturday, January 14th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Gather ‘round the fireplace in Strawberry Hill's historic pink log cabin this winter, on the second Saturday evening of each month for a book club along with wine and snacks. A program tailored for adults who enjoy the literature of nature, we will be reading books such as Sue Hubble's A Country Year and Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, among many others. We hope you'll join us!
Book your calendar for February 11th, March 10th, April 14th!