Bees: Winter Wrapping Bee Hives & Slovenian Hive Tour

An opportunity to "talk bees" and learn how to perform an important winterizing task for bee health.

Saturday, November 10

11 am - 12:30 pm  Martin's Farmstand, Potsdam
1 to 2 pm Optional session in Norfolk touring Slovenian hives

PLEASE RSVP for planning purposes. 
Walk-in's are welcome, but it's helpful to have an idea who's coming!
Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 with the number in your party.

We look forward to a fun and informative session with our host, decades-long beekeeper Luke Martin and an optional session to follow, touring the Slovenian hives kept by Sandy von Allmen - showing a great way to minimize stress for the beekeeper!

This is an informal opportunity to learn Luke's successful and mindful technique of wrapping bee hives for the winter, while considering ways to deal with radiant heat and condensation. Luke uses easily obtained materials to wrap the hive and trap any radiant heat that may be available. He will address the concern for proper circulation to prevent killing condensation while over-wintering, as it is important that the hive be allowed to "breathe".

The optional session (we will caravan to Sandy's place in Norfolk from the first session) is an opportunity to view the Slovenian hives being kept by Sandy von Allmen, another of our wonderful beekeepers with many years of experience to draw upon.  Slovenian hives are housed in their own built-in structure and are accessed from the rear, eliminating the need for lots of heavy lifting of hive components.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as this workshop is outside and will be held rain or shine.
Hive Wrapping:
11 Needham Road
Potsdam, NY 13676
4 miles east of Potsdam on 11B, NW corner of Needham Rd.
Look for the Farmstand signs and the orange Local Living Venture  Workshop Site  lawn sign.
Slovenian Hive Tour:
1686 County Route 38
Between Brothers & Mill Roads
Route 38 is also known as Plumbrook Rd. and Rt. 17
Norfolk, NY

  • For this unique learning experience, a free-will suggested donation of $17 general public, $35 couple/family of two, $10 bee group member or student is requested, please share what you can.  Your donations cover material costs, overhead expenses and benefits the Local Living Venture's non-profit workshop creation.
Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, because your donation is a major means of our support as a small community organization.

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223.
Please note the workshop name, contact phone number(s) and email address in order to make it easy to respond.
Email confirmation with location and directions will be sent to all inquiries within 24-48 hours.

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Luke Martin and the Martin Family
Martin's Needham Road Market

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Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
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315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

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November 10th, 2018 11:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
11 Needham Road
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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