Come learn about the sweetest part of beekeeping–harvesting honey and beeswax! In this class you will learn how bees make honey and beeswax and then watch demonstrations on how beekeepers extract both from the bee hive. Learn about how flowers influence the taste and consistency of honey and taste several local single-origin honeys. We will also demonstrate how to render beeswax and leave you with lots of ideas of how to make your own lip balms, salves, and candles.
This class is hands on, and students will get to cut their own comb to sample, jar and infuse their own honey, make an encaustic monotype (painting with beeswax!) and make an assortment of products made from beeswax. This class is perfect for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike. Everyone will leave with their bellies full of honey and with several products made from our local and organic beeswax. You will also learn about the importance of native bees and how to attract them to your garden. Tickets can be purchased here.