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Beekeeping Workshop, Sat May 20th  and Sat Aug 26th, 2023 from 12 Noon to 1:30pm

$5 Oakland Twp resident $8 non-resident

Your instructor Dawn Gialanella: Dawn's love for the honeybee began one summer when she noticed how few pollinators were visiting her gardens.  In her search to bring the bees to the surrounding area Dawn began to study the honeybee. Finding it all to be so interesting and exciting that she started her own apiary. Now she is a local beekeeper and owner of the Golden Acre.bee image web

Down on the Farm Family event Sat. October 7, 2023 from 11am to 2pm.
We have MANY new areas of interest that celebrate our farming heritage! LIVE music, Pumpkins, hay rides, horses, chickens, and all kinds of talents being shared by spinners, quilters, painters, corn shellers, and beekeepers. Oakland Twp Historical Society has honey for sale and helps with this event. 

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 Four classes scheduled that progress from starting hives to harvesting honey. All for $5 – which equals $1.25 per class – we have historically low prices for this amazing series with expert instruction by Preston Zale of Popz Beez. Meet your local beekeeper, instructor has seven years experience and began his hobby of beekeeping by helping another local beekeeper. Preston found the whole process so interesting that the following year he started one hive of his own. This year he is managing 15 hives for friends, family, and his own apiary, Popz Beez. He says his interest in bees is part of his lifelong love of nature.

 The farm is located at 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township. To register contact Barb Barber at or mail your check for $5 to HDC, 4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 43806. Payable to 'Oakland Township' and put for 2020 Beekeeping classes, your name, contact email and phone number. 
Let us all spend a little more time caring about the bees! 

You may just be interested in learning more about pollinator gardens as we develop more areas of interest throughout the Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District. 

Free Family Fun Activities on the Farm

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Twp.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11am-2pm

Variety of Musicians: Just Banjo's and Harmonica George

Local artists display of paintings

Honey beekeeping presentation, Blacksmiths, Ferrier

John Garnett Dave
Horse grooming and Farrier demonstration

 Chickens, Ducks, and Goats

Free Pumpkin picking!

Games, Caning, Spinning, and Quilting

Lawn Games 

Presented by the Historic District Commission

and the Oakland Township Historical Society

with sponsorship by Oakland Township Parks & Recreation

and activities by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Support by Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Directions: 388 W. Predmore Road, Oakland, MI 48363

Questions? or
office 248-608-6807

Thank you for your interest in our beekeeping program. Beekeeping helps everyone!Beekeeping 2016 (9) Beekeeping 2016 (4)

Introduction to Beekeeping $5 per person – includes all four sessions!

Register by calling 248-608-6807 or emailing

Meet your local beekeeper Preston Zale

Down on the Farm Photo PowerPoint Presentation

Down on the Farm Photo Gallery Thank you to all our Volunteers!