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Honey Extraction Workshop

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Flyer for upcoming adult program at Garfield Park Conservatory, Honey Extraction Workshop taking place in the classroom at the Conservatory on February 14th from 6pm-7:30pm


Valentine’s Day Honey Extraction Workshop

Are you looking for something sweet to do on Valentine’s Day? Or do you want to learn more about the honey-to-jar journey? GPCA is offering a one-time workshop on how to extract honey from honeycomb harvested from the Conservatory hives! This will be a part seminar, part hands-on experience in learning how to correctly extract and jar honey.

What to expect:

· A short lecture about the journey honey takes from hives to jars

· Hands-on work extracting and jarring honey

· Using tools such as serrated knives and a centrifuge

Please wear clothing that is comfortable and can get messy. Aprons will be provided.

Gloves and hairnets will be required and provided.

All participants will leave with their very own jar of GPCA honey!

Participants can purchase additional jars of honey at a discounted price!

Instructor Marcin Matelski has been working with honeybees for over 14 years and is the Head Beekeeper with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

$55 General Admission*

$44 Community/Members/Volunteers*

*Limit two tickets per order!

Space is limited!

Class available for ages 18+

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application (link opens in a new tab) or contact Bendi Qian at for more information. The due date to apply for a scholarship is Sunday, February 4th at 5:00pm CST.

Accommodation: When you register for this workshop, you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Reservations to visit the Conservatory are included with registration. Participants are encouraged to explore the collection, including the Spring Flower Show, but please note the Conservatory closes at 8pm on Wednesday evenings.

Registration ends February 12th at 5:00pm CST.

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.


February 14
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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