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LOCAL BEEKEEPER VISITS MICHELLE OBAMA GREEN ACRE FARM

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Mentoring | 0 comments

LOCAL BEEKEEPER VISITS MICHELLE OBAMA GREEN ACRE FARM

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 clean bill of health. After a thorough check-up, no mites were found, which is an important indicator of the overall...

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Honey Extraction Workshop at Treasure Island Job Corps

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Classes | 0 comments

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 the fresh tasty treats of raw honey, they were willing to get sticky to help extract the golden fluid honey. Starting...

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Garage Bee Extraction

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Extractions | 0 comments

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...

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