What a buzz!

This fall, the Conservation Program was able to reap rewards from the bee hives at our office demonstration site. With guidance from Pollinate MN, interns took on the honey extraction and bottling of 35lbs of honey. Interns used a hot knife to “uncap” honey cells on each frame, exposing the encapsulated honey. The uncapped frames were then placed in a large centrifuge and quickly spun around to separate out the honey. The honey was then filtered and ready for interns to jar. Look for our 8oz jars for sale at the Saturday Mill City Winter Markets, December 3rd, 10th and 17th (see our events calendar for 2017 dates).