The Stone Barns Center is offering a workshop for beginning farmers in Tarrytown, New York:
Beekeeping for “Newbees”: Part III; Saturday 8/20/11, 10AM-12:30PM, $10
On August 20, 2011 Stone Barns for this special farmer-hosted tour focusing on our bees and honey. Farmer Dan Car will take you to visit our beehives, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the bees are cared for and why their honey is so delicious. The class will focus on honey harvesting and all the steps and techniques necessary including: clearing bees from the supers, removing the honey, using an extractor, and learning the difference between ripe honey and nectar. Dan will also touch on how to prep your hives for fall. Everyone will get to taste a sample of our honey. Whether you are an aspiring backyard farmer, a veteran grower, or a home cook who is interested in learning more about your ingredients, you’re sure to enjoy this unique chance to meet our farmers face to face.
This workshop is the third in a four-part series for “Newbee” beekeepers. It is not necessary that you attended Parts 1 or 2 of this series in order to enroll in this class. If you own a veil, please bring it with you to class. Contact Nena Johnson, Growing Farmers Initiative Director, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Tel: 914-366-6200 x112 with questions.
Also, Save the date for their Young Farmers Conference: December 1-2, 2011!