Saturday, April 14, 2012

April is the Time for a Tormek

If you’ve heard about the Tormek sharpening system, you know what a fantastic reputation it has. The stellar grinding machine holds up in the most brutal of commercial settings, sharpens almost anything quickly and easily, and comes with an impressive 7-year warranty.
But if you haven’t heard about the Tormek, now is a great time to learn about this addictive machine. Tormek is offering a special during the entire month of April: if you buy a T-3 during that time, you will receive a free stone grader with your purchase! Two stones in one, the stone grader (SP-650) allows you to convert the grindstone to 1000 grit for fine sharpening work—then just flip the stone grader over and revert the grindstone back to 220 grit when you’re done.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top Bar Beekeeping Class April 14-15 at Shelter

Shelter has again invited guest speaker, Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Honeybees, to offer a two-day "Intensive" beekeeping workshop on Top Bar Beekeeping April 14-15 at the Shelter campus. The class is designed specifically for those who want to get started keeping bees in top bar hives in the 2012 beekeeping season.

This in-depth classwith emphasis on the why of thingscombines important how-to information, history, hive management techniques, and natural disease and pest control methods. You can get started with confidence!

The Weekend Intensive workshop is two full days of "Bee Buzz" and includes the following topics: