Honey Fest
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Honey Fest

BeeKind Farms, The Hyper Local Honey Company and more than two dozen other vendors set up tables and tents to sample, sell, and share their bee- and honey-related products and services. From honey-sweetened beverages to beeswax cosmetics, educational demos to monofloral honeys from the Tri-State Area, there was something for everyone!

Click here for more info about Honey Fest which takes place during NYC Honey Week

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Honey Week - Intro to Beekeeping Workshop
Sep
11
11:30 AM11:30

Honey Week - Intro to Beekeeping Workshop

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here 

Bees bees bees! We love them, come see why! Meet our hives and learn the basics of beekeeping in the city. 

What's all the buzz about? Bees! Now more than ever, bees are having a moment in the sun for their importance in pollinating the plants that produce our food. As farmers, they've got our vote.

Tim Cerniglia of Bee Kind Farms will lead a roundtable discussion and presentation about the importance of honeybees in our urban ecosystem. He’ll cover the basics of getting started with your own hive and explain some of the tools of the trade. From there, you'll suit up and get to observe a hive-check to see what a healthy hive looks like! We'll be on the lookout for a healthy queen, bees busy making honey, pollen stores and more.

Expect to be fascinated, awed, and slightly in love with these little ladies by the time the workshop is over. You'll start to notice honeybees all over the city once you know what to look for!

 

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Reaping the Rewards: Harvesting Honey at Brooklyn Grange
Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Reaping the Rewards: Harvesting Honey at Brooklyn Grange

s in our apiculture series is undoubtedly the most delicious: 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, bee keeper Tim Cerniglia will show us how to remove the bees from the honey manually.

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, bee keeper Tim Cerniglia 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.  This tasting is the ultimate palate training: the different properties and taste profiles of different nectar sources are immediately apparent in honey, which is arguably even more terroir-expressive than wine.  You'll leave a regular connoisseur of this sweet, sticky substance, and you'll never take a teaspoon of honey for granted again.

The class will start with a presentation inside in our new indoor events space on the 11th floor of BLDG 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We'll then move upstairs to the farm to work with the bee hive.

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Backyard Beekeeping 101
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Backyard Beekeeping 101

Event Description

Interested in keeping honey bees in your backyard garden?

Our Keynote Presentation topics include:

  • Why bees are important

  • About Honey Bees

  • The 5 Products of the Hive

  • What can any one do to support honey bees?

  • So, You want to be a beekeeper? Good! Here's how

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Assessing your Bee Colony: Mid Season Hive Inspections
Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Assessing your Bee Colony: Mid Season Hive Inspections

Event Description

Whether your a total beginner or have some bees on your belt, this workshop will help you trouble shoot any sticky situation! In the second bee keeping workshop of this series, we will conduct hive inspections geared to determine the overall health and status of mid season honey bee colonies. We're getting up close and personal with our buzzing friends, hopefully we won't come across any mites during the process! Luckily we're in good hands with bee keeper Tim Cerniglia,  he'll know what to do! 

We will discuss inspection techniques, seek out the queen & look for eggs. We will look carefully at brood nest condition, determine bee population status and demonstrate how to survey for varroa mite loads in each colony.  

Assessing Your Bee Colony Ticket Information

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A Presentation on the Honey Bee and an Introduction to Beekeeping
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

A Presentation on the Honey Bee and an Introduction to Beekeeping

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you thinking about potentially keeping bees, and want to understand what it takes and how to get started? Are you not ready to keep your own bees, but you're curious and want to be part of the solution? Are you’re afraid of bees? (think you’re allergic?)

This workshop is for you!

Beekeeper Tim Cerniglia of BeeKind Farms is going to introduce you to these friendly and productive pollinators. Keynote presentation will cover and discuss

  • Honey bee biology and sociology
  • pollination value in food system 
  • Modern day honey bee challenges.
  • What it takes to keep a colony of bees 
  • A season of beekeeping
  • bee products from the hive

BeeKind Farms will have demonstration hives and beekeeping equipment on display for educational discussions and questions.

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