Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Honey Harvest: From Hive to Jar

Want to know how honey gets from hive to jar? Interested in tasting the sweet liquid right from the hive? This Northeast Organic Farming Association/Boston Nature Center workshop on Saturday, August 27, from 10 – 1, will cover all aspects of harvesting honey, from frame removal to jarring. Jean-Claude Bourrut will begin the workshop at the apiary, located at 500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan, where participants will learn how to remove harvestable frames of honey. Afterward, the group will move inside to learn about extraction. This workshop focuses on participation and hands-on demonstration so that participants can do as well as watch. Cost: $25 members/ $30 non-members.  Jean-Claude Bourrut has been keeping honeybees for 20 years in urban and suburban settings. He currently manages a dozen hives in three apiaries. Pre-registration is required for those who do not have their own veil. There are only 7 extra veils (see Mata Hari enacting The Dance of the Seven Veils, below) so sign up soon! To register for the workshop or for more information visit or contact Laura Eppstein by email at or by phone at 617-913-0538.