Introduction to Bee Keeping

Curious about bees and honey? This year we will be hosting an Introduction to Bee Keeping class here at the farm. Saturday July 13, 2019 12-2pm

Space is limited so reserve your spot today.

In this course individuals will understand and learn:

  • Basic knowledge of a bee hive
  • inspection of a live hive
  • extraction process of honey

The description and physical attributes of different types of hives while knowing the pros and cons of each.   Following discussion we will open inspect a live hive, while visually observing each frame for laying patterns and overall health.  
Lastly we will extract honey using a hand driven extractor.  We will extract the honey using a simple gravity filter method.  Participants will be able to take home a 6oz jar of honey that they extracted themselves. 

  • please understand this class may not be suitable for young children
  • participants may want to wear long sleeved clothing while observing the hive inspection
  • class is approx 2 hours