SPRINGFIELD — Dave Cox, Lincoln Land Community College professor of biology, and members of the Prairie State and Lincoln Land Beekeepers Associations will demonstrate the process of honey extraction from beehives at the LLCC West Lake Nature Grove, 2321 West Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, on Sept. 12, 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The process will begin with honey super removal from the apiary at the LLCC West Lake Nature Grove. Participants are encouraged to wear protective gear. At a minimum, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt are required. A limited number of bee suits and veils will be available for participants to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Those without protective gear can observe from a safe distance away from the hives.
Honey supers will be removed and taken to A. Lincoln Commons for a demonstration, beginning between 10:45 and 11 a.m., on how to extract the honey from the frames. Participants can help with the extraction process and sample the raw honey.