We are excited of partner with Matt & Emely Hendl, owners of Anchor Meadow Farm in Milford NE, to bring you yummy healthy local honey.
Matt & Emely have placed hives here at Barreras Family Farm because they know we never use chemicals in any of our growing practices. Our sweet alfalfa and natural Nebraska habitat provide all the right nutrients to keep the bees healthy, happy, and producing lots of yummy honey for the local community.
Curious about bees and honey? This year we will be hosting an Introduction to Bee Keeping class here at the farm. Saturday July 13, 12-2pm
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