Speaker: Gerry Mack
Honey starts as sweet nectar in a flower. Honey bees gather this nectar, bring it home to their hive and convert it to honey. A dozen bees work their entire lives to make a single teaspoon of honey! Bees make and store honey to eat during the cold winter months. Beekeepers help their bees to make a surplus of honey which can then be sustainably harvested.
This class will explore how bees produce honey and how beekeepers harvest it for our tables. We will have samples for tasting! Gerry Mack and his wife Libby have been beekeepers since 2002. Gerry is a past president of the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association and runs their annual Introductory Beekeeping School. Gerry and Libby keep bees in several locations in the Myers Park, Elizabeth, Plaza-Midwood and Uptown Charlotte neighborhoods including Wing Haven Gardens. The Wing Haven honey is carefully harvested separately from all other locations and made available at the Wing Haven Fall Plant Sale.