Join head beekeeper Tom Wilk of Wilk Apiary while he harvests honey at his Long Island City Apiaries. This will be a Hands-On experience and you will be working very hard. We will be opening hives on roof tops and ground level sites to collect the honey to later be extracted at Big Alice Brewery.
Tickets are $100. There will be an interview process (by email and/or phone) to choose qualified participants. This will be the only chance to visit any of our 9 apiaries during NYC Honey Week. Fees paid will be used to help with the upkeep of our NYC apiaries. Please email Tom Wilk at Wilkapiary@gmail.com with any questions and to sign up.
Other important information: Payment will be made on-line with credit/debit once you are excepted. There will be a maximum of 6 participants and all will get hands-on experience working with honeybees in an urban environment. You will also assist and work at the extraction event that starts at 6pm. Each participant will get a jar of honey they bottle themselves, Wilk Apiary will supply a meal from a local LIC restaurant at some point during the day. Wilk Apiary will supply a bee jacket and veil to use while working with the bees (you will be sharing these items with other participants).