Harvest, filter, jar, and taste the freshest honey in NYC!
So, you’ve spent the summer learning all about bees now it's time to reap the sweet rewards of your efforts! For the third installment of our summer beekeeping series you’re in for a treat, It’s time for honey harvest!
There's no classroom component to this hands-on course. Instead, we'll head right on up to the rooftop apiary, where participants will first learn how to differentiate between unripe nectar and honey that is ready to harvest. Once we've determined that the bees have finished their work and the honey has thickened to a stable viscosity, beekeeper Carin Zinter will show us how to remove the bees from the honey manually.
From there, we'll move into the extraction room where participants will uncap frames of honey for extraction; extract honey with a centrifugal honey extractor; filter and jar the honey, and take part in a honey tasting. You'll never take a teaspoon of honey for granted again.
About Carin Zinter
Carin is a beekeeper and educator who, through her business, C & C Orchards, provides raw, local honey to restaurants and pastry chefs in the northeast. C & C Orchards Honey was just named a finalist for the 2017 Good Food Awards! In addition to keeping bees herself, Carin is the lead educator for Brooklyn Grange's season-long beekeeping training program.
Sign up for all four of our Summer Beekeeping 101 courses at once and save $20!
Sunday, June 4th -- Beekeeping 101: Hive Building
Sunday, July 9th -- Beekeeping 101: Hive Inspection
Sunday, August 13th -- Beekeeping 101: Honey Extraction
Sunday, October 1st -- Beekeeping 101: Honey Tasting
This workshop will take place at our Brooklyn farm, located on the roof of Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Detailed directions can be found by following the link below.
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Coming to a Brooklyn Grange workshop, tour or event? Take a little piece of Brooklyn Grange home with you! Disguise yourself as one of our farmers with a Brooklyn Grange hat, or carry home some farmer's market veg in one of our handy totes! Try our hot sauce, which is good on just about everything and comes in two delicious flavors. Want to learn more about our business? We wrote a book!
PLEASE NOTE: At the present time we do not ship merchandise. Please only make a purchase if you are attending a workshop, tour or other Brooklyn Grange event. We will have a list of all items purchased at check-in and will make sure you get your goods before the end of the event!
Merchandise prices are as follows:
Hot Sauce - $8
Hat - $10
Tote - $12
Book - $22