Meet the Beekeeper


Magazine Beach Park Nature Center, Cambridge


Mel Gadd - Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Beekeeper


- children 0 & up


Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Learn why honeybees and other pollinators are important to us all. See live bees in an

observation hive and learn some of the basics about keeping honeybees.

For over 16 years,Mel has been working with honeybees.

Mel maintains 22 hives, three at schools where he works with students as the beekeepers, and 18 hives at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA. Mel has been involved with using non-traditional types of hives (top bar, Warre hives, Slovinian & Valkyrie Horizontal hives) as well as the traditional Langstroth hive. As part of his work at Drumlin Farm, Mel has been conducting. experiments with natural approaches to dealing with the problems of the bees. Mel was named the 'Beekeeper of the Year' in 2017 by the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association.

Instructions and Directions:

Program meets at the Magazine Beach Park Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is available but please avoid driving if possible.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Magazine Beach Park Nature Center
668 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
Email [email protected] for more information.