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Urban Beekeeping: Honey Extraction
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM Garden for the Environment
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Where: Garden for the Environment, Seventh Avenue at Lawton Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94122
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Event Type: Other
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If all goes well, an urban honeybee colony should produce about 30-40 lbs of excess honey by the fall of each year. Learn how to extract it in this hands-on class!This workshop will discuss the factors that affect honey production, honey extraction and timing, as well as how to assess how much honey a colony will need for winter. Learn various methods of honey harvesting and discuss the pros and cons of each. Then, we'll take a peek in the GFE hives to see how the honey is stored in the honeycomb. Learn several honey harvesting methods including cutting the honeycomb into chunks, crushing and straining, and uncapping and extracting the honey frames.  --- INSTRUCTORS: GFE Beekeepers Paul Koski, Marc Johnson and Pilar Leano --- FAQs What are my transportation/parking options? Although there is street parking available, it can be challenging on weekends. Public transportation is frequent and nearby, so it's a great option! The 6, 36, 43, and 44, bus lines and the N Judah all run within a few blocks of the garden. Forest Hill Station is also nearby and you can take the 43 or 44 directly from there to the garden. What should I bring to the workshop? Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes, a full water bottle, and lots of layers. You may also want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and you are welcome to bring food and join us for a picnic lunch in the garden at noon. Do you ever cancel workshops? We try our best not to cancel, but if the weather forecast suggests it is very likely to be pouring rain, we will cancel the workshop and notify attendees by 5pm the day before. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, however, so come prepared with rain gear. We are also occasionally forced to cancel workshops due to other unforeseen circumstances. In any case, we will happily register you for another workshop or refund your workshop fee. Happy gardening!