Join us for our Bee-to-Bottle Tours at Next to Nature Farm. We will take you through the entire life cycle of a bee and discuss how they work tirelessly to collect nectar and produce honey for us to enjoy. You'll learn about honey harvesting, extraction, and even get to bottle your own 12-ounce honey to take home.
This class occurs both indoor and outdoor and will happen rain or shine. Cost is $10 per person, ages 5 and under are free. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early for the class so we can begin promptly. Face masks are encouraged since we cannot easily socially distance in this class environment.
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We are offering beekeepers an option to purchase time in our commercial kitchen to use our honey extraction equipment. We will provide the uncapping and extraction equipment and tools. We will also work together as beekeepers to extract honey and learn from others.
The cost to extract up to 10 supers is $25. Sign up for a time below so we can space out access to the equipment. This extraction activity is meant for those beekeepers with 5 or fewer hives. This is meant as a learning experience for beekeepers and convenience to have all the equipment needed in one (air conditioned) space. Pick one time slot below and choose quantity of 1.
Back by popular demand! Join us for our make-and-take jam/jelly class where we will make Honey and Thyme Blackberry Jam. You will learn the basics of canning jams and jellies, including an overview of needed equipment and best practices for successful canning. Each person in the class will work with the class instructor to help make a batch of jam and jelly and each person will take home one half-pint of jam to enjoy.
Class will be held at Next to Nature Farm, 23338 Kissinger Road, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Class will begin at 2 p.m. (approximately 1.5 hours for class).
Honey and Thyme Blackberry Jam is a low-sugar, sweet-savory jam that can be used on grilled meats or used in a traditional method of jam on toast or biscuits.
Participants will also receive safety information for canning, handouts, and recipes for further canning experiences. Class is limited to 8 participants and pre-registration is required. Face masks are encouraged since we cannot easily socially distance in this class environment.