Beekeeping

Participants work under the supervision of our beekeeper, Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. Through the course of the two year program, the Incubator Beekeeper will work side by side with Mark and other incubator beekeepers to learn all aspects of keeping bees. At the end of year one, the participant will have the option of receiving a bee colony to be moved to his/her home property. During the second year, the Incubator Beekeeper will continue to learn the beekeeping process as well as assist with mentoring the following year’s incoming incubator beekeeper(s).
2017 Incubator Beekeeping Application

Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries LLC

Our resident beekeeper, Mark Gingrich

Susan Wolfe, our very first Beekeeper in our Incubator Farms Project, works with Mark to check on the bees.

The smoking equipment used by our beekeepers.

The smoking equipment used by our beekeepers.

At Horn Farm Center, Mark Gingrich, onsite beekeeper, and Susan Wolfe, Incubator Farms Project beekeeper, use smoke to calm the bees.

At Horn Farm Center, Mark Gingrich, onsite beekeeper, and Susan Wolfe, Incubator Farms Project beekeeper, use smoke to calm the bees.

Mark and Susan check the health of their bees.

Mark and Susan check the health of their bees.