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Bee Basics Series - Part 3

Discover the Buzzing World of Beekeeping with Eliese Watson - Part 3 of 3 in Summer 2024!

Harvesting Liquid Gold: Beehive Frame Pulling and Honey Extraction Workshop

with Eliese Watson

Embark on a sweet journey into the heart of beekeeping! Our beginner-level workshop is designed for aspiring beekeepers eager to experience the thrill of pulling frames from beehives and extracting golden honey. Join us for a hands-on adventure as we explore the fascinating world of hive frames and the art of honey extraction.


Date: August 2024 (exact date TBD)

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $195

Located at Early Dawn Farm

Registration: Spaces are limited, and it is first come first served. To secure your spot, complete your registration by sending the payment via e-transfer to dawn@earlydawn.farm.


THIS WORKSHOP IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Workshop Highlights:

1. Introduction to Hive Frame Anatomy:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of hive frames, exploring their structure, purpose, and the role they play in honey production.

2. Timing is Everything:

  • Learn the art of choosing the perfect moment to harvest honey. Understand the signs that indicate when frames are ready for extraction, ensuring the highest quality honey.

3. Frame Pulling Techniques:

  • Get hands-on experience as you master the delicate art of pulling frames from beehives. Our expert beekeeper will guide you through the process, emphasizing gentle practices to maintain hive harmony.

4. Honey Extraction Equipment Overview:

  • Explore the tools of the trade! From uncapping knives to honey extractors, discover the essential equipment needed for a successful honey extraction.

5. Uncapping and Extracting Honey:

  • Roll up your sleeves and dive into the extraction process. Learn how to uncap honeycomb cells and use an extractor to release the liquid gold within. This interactive session will leave you with the skills to extract honey confidently.

6. Filtering and Bottling:

  • Discover the final steps in the honey extraction journey. Learn how to filter honey for purity and clarity, and gain insights into proper bottling techniques to present your honey in its finest form.

7. Tasting Session:

  • Indulge your taste buds in a honey-tasting session! Explore the diverse flavours and aromas produced by different flowers and regions, and gain an appreciation for the unique qualities of your harvested honey.
     

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should have a basic understanding of beekeeping fundamentals acquired in the first Early Dawn Workshop.


​What to Bring:

  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a love for nature!

  • Bee suits will be supplied or bring your own

  • Notebook and pen for taking notes

  • Bring a lunch and a water bottle

  • We will have both classroom and outdoor time

  • Please wear a ball cap, long pants, and closed-toed shoes
     

Secure your spot in this sweet adventure today and discover the joy of harvesting your own liquid gold straight from the hive!

 

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their beekeeping attire, as there will be hands-on activities involving live bees. Protective gear will be available for those who need it.

Learn more about your Instructor: Eliese Watson

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Introducing Eliese Watson, the dedicated beekeeping expert with a decade of experience as the owner and operator of ABC Bees. Her expertise encompasses:

  • Leading the way in beginner beekeeping education through her accredited Level One Beekeeping Certification Course.

  • Providing valuable mentorship for sustainable apiary management, guiding beekeepers through seasonal plans.

  • Empowering beekeepers to rear their own queen stocks, reducing reliance on costly imports.

  • Bridging the gap between cutting-edge apiculture innovations and beekeepers through engaging webinars and online courses.
     

Eliese embodies the spirit of possibility for beekeepers, having managed colonies on a tight budget, tested techniques, and learned from mistakes to offer detailed guidance. She combines step-by-step strategies, straightforward formulas, and a welcoming approach to mentor new beekeepers, fostering a sense of belonging in the world of beekeeping.

Join Eliese on this journey of wonder and discovery in beekeeping!

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