In this course individuals will understand and learn the
basic knowledge of a bee hive,
inspection of a live hive,
and the 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 may not be suitable for young children
participants may want to wear long sleeved clothing while observing the hive inspection
from start to finish we estimate 2 hours approximately one each person can enjoy uncapping and spinning their own frame of honey.
Class will be taught by Matt & Emely Hendl, owners of Anchor Meadow Farm on site at Barreras Family Farm, Blair NE.