URBAN BEEKEEPING: PART III Honey Extraction
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10am - 12noon
Garden for the Environment
7th Ave @ Lawton Street, San Francisco
$25 or $15 for GFE Members
This is the final, and sweetest, workshop in our three part Urban Beekeeping series with Paul Koski of the San Francisco Beekeeper Association. It's time to extract honey from your healthy and productive hives!
If all goes well, an urban honeybee colony should produce about 30-40 lbs of excess honey by the fall of each year!.
This workshop will discuss:
- the factors that affect honey production, honey extraction and timing
- how to assess how much honey a colony will need for winter.
This workshop will also present the varied methods of honey harvesting and discuss the pros and cons of each. Depending on the amount of honey produced in the GFE hives and how it is stored in the honeycomb, we will demonstrate several honey harvesting methods including cutting the honeycomb into chunks, crushing and straining, and uncapping and extracting the honey frames. Come join us, it is going to bee sweet!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the garden?
There is available street parking, though be advised it can be challenging on weekends. Many buses and trains stop nearby, making public transportation a great option! The 44 O'Shaughnessy, 6 Parnassus, N Judah and other lines all stop nearby.
What should I bring to the workshop?
Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat & sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes and lots of layers. You may want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and we recommend bringing a full water bottle as well.
Do you cancel classes due to rain?
We try our best not to cancel classes, but if the weather report suggests it is very likely it will be pouring rain during the class time, we will cancel the class that morning. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, and recommend students dress appropriately.
We offer weekly organic gardening classes in our teaching garden.
Since 1990 we've taught San Francisco to garden sustainably.
Get your hands dirty with us!
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