Hayes Valley Farm Begins Beekeeping Classes One Year After the Insecticide

Last July, the volunteers at Hayes Valley Farm discovered that someone — probably an irate neighbor — had broken into the farm overnight and sprayed insecticide into three beehives on the site. A quarter of a million bees died, several thousand dollars' worth of honey was ruined, and the young urban farm suffered its biggest shock to date. When SFoodie spoke to beekeeper Karen Peteros the day after the discovery, she told us she wasn't sure she was going to install new colonies.

Less than a year later, though, Peteros hasn't just tripled the amount of hives on the farm — she's about to start offering biweekly beekeeping classes.

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