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LOCAL BEEKEEPER VISITS MICHELLE OBAMA GREEN ACRE F...

From the Treasure Island Job Corps Newsletter On Thursday, August 1, a local beekeeper and adoptive mentor, Mrs. Joan Weir, came to confer with our resident beekeeper, Farm Coordinator Corey Block. Joan and Corey checked the health of TI Job Corps’ hives and renovated Apartment Bee by adding new frames.We expect new bee larvae to move in soon. Our bees, which were noticeably docile during their examination, received a...

Honey Extraction Workshop at Treasure Island Job C...

July 16, 2013 Honey Extraction Workshop at Treasure Island Job Corps Culinary Arts School I was invited to teach a hands on class in harvesting honey from frames of drawn comb. Together with Corey Block who is the manager & beekeeper of the “Farm” (the Michelle Obama Treasure Island Job Corps Green Acres), we introduced 25 new culinary students to the art of honey harvesting. At times a ruckus group high on...

Garage Bee Extraction

Recently we captured and rehoused a colony of about 45,000 living inside a garage. We created an enclosed work area, opened the wall and carefully moved the comb.