Upcoming Events with Runamuk

Interested in learning a new craft or skill? Yearning to experience farm life or tour a working apiary? Join us for one of our seasonal workshops or public events! Runamuk offers a fun, relaxed and beginner-friendly environment for folks to come learn new skills, celebrate and meet like-minded people.

Here is a list of workshops and events that Runamuk is hosting or participating in during the weeks and months to come. Most workshops are $75. Events that come with books may cost more. Email me at runamukacres@gmail.com to sign up and reserve your spot for any of our workshops.

~2018 On-Farm Workshops~

how to set up your first beehive

Fully established bee colony.

Beekeeping Crash Course
Fall Class: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 8am ─ 4pm.
Cost: $75

We cram a whole beekeeping course into one day with this workshop, starting early in the morning with a tour of the farm and apiary. Then we’ll dive right into learning about honeybees, the gear and equipment needed for beekeeping, pests and diseases as well as IPM techniques, treatments, and natural beekeeping methods. Lunch will be provided at noontime before we move on to learning about how to establish new hives. Later in the afternoon we will discuss honey production with a demonstration of the honey-extractor, learn how to establish new hives, and all about seasonal management of those hives. It’s a lot to take in in one day, but you’ll be among other new-bees, so no worries!

Reserve your spot today!

NOTE: Workshops are nonrefundable for any reason, however you can always use a missed workshop credit towards any other farm event, forever. If weather or illness prevents you from attending, your credit is good as long as I am hosting workshops here so no money goes to waste!

~Public Events~

Runamuk FarmRaiser
Saturday, August 11th
5 – 10pm
@Runamuk Acres’ new location!!!
344 School St New Portland Maine

Celebrating Runamuk’s new #foreverfarm home! Friends, family and community invited for this backyard bar-b-que! Check out the Hive House, take a self-guided tour of our new farm, view the beehives and join Runamuk’s farm-family in celebrating this momentous achievement!

Free and open to the public.

What’s the Buzz About Bees?
April 28th
9:30 – 10:30 Room 104
@ Maine Academy of Natural Science
Hinckley, Maine

Runamuk has been invited to participate in Maine School Garden Day to discuss bees and beekeeping with teachers from across the state. Explore the many different pollinating animals and the challenges they’re facing in today’s world. Disocver new ways your school gardens can support pollinators through agricultural techniques, plant selection and IPM methods that reduce the risk to beneficial insects. Find out more about what’s involved in keeping bees to determine if beekeeping is right for your school.