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Honey Tasting

$40

with Deb Funk

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $20

Good honey is just as layered and complex as wine, chocolate, and olive oil.  Become a honey connoisseur by tasting several different honeys from many locations around the world and describing their different accents.  Learn about how honey bees actually make their particular flavor of honey, the different grades of honey, and what foods are perfect companions with honey. Come taste the difference that each honey bee can make.

About the Instructor: Deb Funk began raising honey bees as a hobby after retiring. Through that experience, she came to learn how important they are to our food supply. She was trained on sensory analysis when learning how to taste the different varieties of honey.

 

Macro Photography and Bees

$10

with Ken Hupila

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Tuition: $10

We'll take a quick look at the use of macro photography and shooting bees. First, a definition of what macro photography is, how and where it’s used and implications for shooting insects. Next we’ll look at dedicated macro lenses and what to expect from those. We’ll go on to using other lenses (pros and cons) and the use of extension tubes. From there we’ll dive into technique, use of light, depth of field problems and weather considerations. We’ll finish with bee photography in particular – particularly how to get them from being “busy bees”!"

 

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Milk Jug Pollinator Planter & Seed Balls

$20

with Deb Funk

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuition: $10 Materials: $10

Help provide food for pollinators by making a planter filled with seeds that you can plant in the ground in the spring. The planter will be stored outside in a snowbank until the seeds sprout and the frost danger has passed. All materials will be supplied. This class is great for adults and children. Help save the bees!

About the Instructor: Deb Funk began raising honey bees as a hobby after retiring. Through that experience, she came to learn how important they are to our food supply. She was even trained on sensory analysis when learning how to taste the different varieties of honey!

Deb helped establish the Ely Area Bee Club for local beekeepers and enthusiasts. Working with the University of Minnesota Extension, she obtained seed packets for distribution and learned what plants work well to attract bees in a pollinator garden. 

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