Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Meet Raul of Mars Honey, the man who has installed hives all over our farms. This two-hour seminar reviews the basics of beekeeping so you can get started with your own bees. Raul has even built a see-through hive!

Raul and Mark, along with their family, have turned their hobby into a small family owned business, MAR’s Pure Honey. MAR’s Pure Honey obtained certification from the State of Illinois’ Health Department for safe and sanitary honey handling procedures.

Now, as residents of Austin, Texas, Raul and Mark have become members of the Williamson County Beekeepers Association. They have partnered with Green Gate Farms to establish their new apiaries while providing pollination to local organic agriculture production.

($25 per person, $20 for CSA members)