Backyard Beekeeping 101
Saturday, July 27
Join Josh Harris, owner of Queen & Colony Bee Co as he dives into backyard beekeeping 101! Attendees will learn the ins and outs of backyard beekeeping and observing a live hive as well. Everyone will walk away with lots of beekeeping knowledge and a jar of Queen & Colony Tampa Bay Area Honey.
Beekeeping + How to Produce Honeycomb
Saturday Aug 17th // 12-2p
Producing quality cut comb honey is a bit of a lost skill in beekeeping and that is why comb honey is such a rare treat. In this class we will share some of the methods we use to produce cut comb honey with our bees, including:
Choosing colonies for comb production
Setting up frames and supers for cut comb production
Timing your nectar flow
Processing and Packaging your comb honey
As a bonus each participant will get to take home a fresh cut of comb honey.
At Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
August 10th 12-2 $35
Join Josh as he dives into backyard beekeeping 101! Attendees will learn the ins and outs of backyard beekeeping and observing a live hive as well. Everyone will walk away with lots of beekeeping knowledge!
Beekeeping began as a backyard hobby for Josh and Rebekah Harris with one colony of bees in St. Petersburg, Florida. This backyard hobby soon turned into a passion and the number of bee colonies began to multiply. Not only were they keeping bees in their own backyard, but also expanding into the backyards of friends and relatives throughout the city. In 2015 they started a sideline business called Harris Honey. With so many open doors of opportunity for urban beekeeping in the Tampa Bay area, Josh and Rebekah decided to take the plunge into full time urban beekeeping. In 2018 Queen & Colony Bee Company was launched. By keeping bees in backyards and business properties right in the city, Queen & Colony is able to provide the highest quality of truly local raw honey and hive products to all of the Tampa Bay Area. Queen & Colony also specializes in live bee removal services and beekeeping education opportunities. Queen & Colony aims to be Tampa Bay’s source for all things bee related.