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National Honeybee Day

August 19, 2017
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner leads the final Bee Whispering program of the season on National Honeybee Day, part of an international campaign to build awareness and support for those who depend on honeybees in agriculture and the commercial production of their products, and the protection of this species for future generations through sustainable apiculture practices.

11:00  Meet at the Apiary

  • Observe how to tap honey from the Honey Flow™ hive.
  • Learn how to harvest honey in the traditional method.

11:30 – 12:30  Honey Harvest in Castle Gould’s Black Box

  • Learn how bees make honey in an interactive presentation and discover the qualities of honey, including Manuka honey.
  • Meet three local beekeepers who will tell their beekeeping stories. Sample their honey, and buy a jar or two.
  • Harvest demonstration – learn how to harvest honey, right off the honeycomb.
  • Honey-tasting for everyone – compare samples from several sources.

As a precaution, wear long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, and tie up long hair.

Admission
Members: $10 per car
Non-Members: $20 per car

  • June 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • July 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • August 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Venue:  

Address:
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York, 11050, United States

Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington).  At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right. Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.