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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Workshop at Rodale Institute

Kirk Webster

Renowned treatment-free commercial beekeepers Kirk Webster and Troy Hall will share their expertise from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., August 8, at Rodale Institute, in Kutztown. The daylong workshop will include slideshows, lecture and discussion and demonstrations in the field with live bees. Webster and Hall will relate how they’ve developed and managed productive commercial apiaries using no treatments or synthetic inputs of any kind for more than 15 years.

Webster owns Champlain Valley Bees and Queens in New Haven, Vermont. He has taken care of 300 colonies for honey production without treatments of any kind since 2001, all the while sustaining his apiary with his own bees and queens.

Hall, owner of Hall Apiaries, in Plainfield, New Hampshire, has maintained 180 colonies for honey production without the use of any treatments since 2010. He only uses his own bees and queens.

Cost: $120; veterans may be eligible to attend educational events for free; email [email protected] for details. Location: 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown. For more information, visit


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