Intro to Beekeeping Class, Now Open!

If you have ever wondered about keeping bees or just wanted to learn about ways to get involved, join us for “Intro to Beekeeping“. This class is designed for the complete beginner. No worries if you’ve never thought about keeping bees. We will go over the costs, logistics and initial knowledge needed to start your own hives. You’ll also learn about the basics of...
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Cooking With Honey

A guest post from the My Honey Crate Blog. It’s that time of the year. The family’s on their way over and you’re cooking a meal to feed a small army for Thanksgiving. We wanted to give you a few tips on working honey into your recipes to add natural sweetening and extra flavor. 1)...
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Home Brewing With Honey at QED

Always wanted to brew an adult beverage in the comfort of your own home? Learn the basics of home brewing! Join beekeeper and hobby home brewer Nick Hoefly to learn the process of home brewing and turning honey into mead. Class will start with a brief discussion on the basics, and a honey and mead...
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Astor Apiaries Selected As A Vendor for NYC HoneyFest

NYC Honey Fest is another great event to add to your calendar, and we’ll have a booth there! Celebrate National Honey Month with us on September 23rd on the Rockaway Boardwalk at NYC Honey Fest. Beekeepers from across NYC will come together to showoff their honey and related goods. You can literally get honey from...
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The Many Uses of Beeswax At QED

Announcing our next class at QED called “The Many Uses of Beeswax”. This class will be half discussion and half hands-on. We’ll talk about how bees make beeswax, how beekeepers turn comb into usable beeswax bars, and what you can make with it. After our discussion, we’ll fire up some hot plates and make beeswax...
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Guest Post: Cherry Limeade

Very excited to welcome Lina Em from YoursBeloved.com as a guest blogger. We really love her honey-sweetened Cherry Limeade recipe. Hope you enjoy! I love cherries but I can be a bit naive at the variety options. This week for our Harvest Astoria’s CSA, we got tart cherries along with black cherries. I know I...
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Our First Market! – QED Summer Crafts Bazaar

Happy to announce that we’ll be selling the first of our local raw Astoria honey at the QED Summer Crafts Bazaar on July 22nd! The Bazaar will showcase Astoria’s most creative makers. Featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, quirky collectibles, hand-crafted cards, tasty treats, eye-catching art, and vintage finds all offered up in an atmosphere that’s all about...
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Helping Out At Green-Wood Cemetery

Many think of New York City as the “concrete jungle”. Very little thought goes to the fabulous green spaces around the city in parks, gardens, plazas, and even cemeteries. Earlier this year we were introduced to the folks at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. They’ve been keeping bees on site for the last few years and...
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Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park

We are honored to participate in Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park on Saturday, June 24th. Organized by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, it’s a family friendly event celebrating the Park’s summer blooms with a host of free, fun activities including guest speakers, park tours, floral demos, a kids zone with games, and musical entertainment. Our...
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All About Honey At QED

Very excited to announce our next class, “All About Honey”. Learn about how the bees collect nectar and process it into the golden sweetness that is honey. Students will have the opportunity to sample different honey varietals, harvest honey from real comb, and bottle their very own jar to take home. If you like to...
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