Bee Gardening Classes

Bombus melanopygus queen on 'Anne's Purple' Spanish lavender Honeycomb Hideout view west Plants ready for planting at the Haven

November 6, 2021 (rain date November 7). Pruning the Bee Garden class.

Time: 9am-12pm

Cost: $50. Register here.

Bee gardens are all about flowers, and pruning the Haven’s plants is an essential part of creating ample flowers for our bees. In this class we’ll learn about the physiology and science behind pruning of ornamental plants and fruit trees, discuss pruning strategies for increasing bloom, review pruning of California native shrubs, and practice pruning in the Haven.

Practice pruning will include woody and herbaceous perennials, fruit trees, and California native plants. We’ll also discuss pruning tool maintenance and participants will be able to bring their own tools for sharpening. Handouts and light refreshments are included. 

COVID safety: this class will take place under UC Davis COVID event guidelines. The lecture portion of the class will be pre-recorded and provided to participants in advance. There will be a Zoom session after the class for questions. This class will take place outside in the Haven garden with appropriate distancing and fully vaccinated instructors.








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