sustainable backyard beekeeping

February 21 Honey Tasting Flight in Flagstaff

RevisedHoneyFlightPosterOn February 21, from one to three p.m., at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff, I will be hosting a “Honey Tasting Flight” entitled “Raw, Wild, and Local.”  Please join us; the event is free. During this flight, we will be tasting and talking about at least six different honey “varietals” from central and northern Arizona. These honey samples come from colonies that I am taking care of. Each hive is located within the watershed of the Verde River or the Little Colorado River, from Winslow to Flagstaff to Camp Verde, via Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. I will talk about how honeybees make honey, about how top bar beekeepers harvest and process honey, and about the wonderful differences in color, texture, taste (especially), and aroma between different honey varieties like these.

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You can also register for this event on Willow Bend’s website. This event is co-sponsored by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, by The Arboretum at Flagstaff, by Honeybeeteacher LLC, and by the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers’ Association (NAOBA). It is one of three events within Willow Bend’s and The Arboretum’s Adult Education Winter Wildlife Series. Hope to see you there!

Honey from several different hives, harvested in 2014.