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Urban Beekeeping: Honey Extraction

Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

If all goes well, an urban honeybee colony should produce about 30-40 lbs of excess honey by the fall of each year. Learn how to extract it in this hands on class!

This workshop will discuss┬áthe factors that affect honey production, honey extraction and timing, as well as how to assess how much honey a colony will need for winter. Learn varied methods of honey harvesting and discuss the pros and cons of each. Then, you’ll take a peak in the GFE hives to see how the honey is stored in the honeycomb. Learn several honey harvesting methods including cutting the honeycomb into chunks, crushing and straining, and uncapping and extracting the honey frames.

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Cost: $25
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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