1.Guest will be given a briefing on managing urban honeybee hives and how honeybees act as pollinators for food supply. 2.We will inspect a live hive to observe the bee's activity within the hive and on the frames--identifying patterns of brood, larva, pollen and honey. 3.Hunt for the honey stores on the frames ready for harvest and manually extract honey from a capped frame. 4. Taste the honey from the hive and head to the kitchen to prepare a snack, drink or desert made with the local honey. 5. visit an urban rooftop hive-- weather permitting-- and enjoy a honey infused cocktail.
I'm an urban beekeeper and founder of DC Honey Co. LLC, DC Backyard Honey and DC Backyard Bees. I work with class A commercial real estate office buildings and top tier Hotel brands to establish urban rooftop honey bee hives/colonies and the production of honey, in our nations capital. I manage my own urban honeybee apiary and gardens in the heart of Washington, DC, where I have worked with honey bees for the past 3 years to promote and educate residents on the critical roles that honey bees play as key pollinators in our ecosystem.
We will prepare drinks, deserts or appetizers with locally harvested honey, from our hives. All participants are eligible…
Veils and gloves to protect from stings
We will have the opportunity (weather permitting) to observe a live urban honeybee hive located on the roof top of a major DC hotel.
long sleeve shirt
This experience is working with honeybees and while honeybees are not aggressive, they can occasionally sting. This experience is not suitable for people who have severe allergic reactions to bee stings.
Nature's Ultimate Pollinators Honeybees