• Experiential Learning
Big Red Farm Honey Harvest a Sweet Success

Things got a bit sticky in the Kirby Math and Science Center last week as Director of Sustainability Steve Laubach scraped and spun honeycombs from the Big Red Farm to extract honey. The Farm has two active hives containing around 50,000 bees that are capable of producing up to 60 lbs. of honey twice a year. Harvests are collected in July and October.

Lawrenceville’s lead carpenter, Ryan Yura, is an expert beekeeper, and lends his knowledge each year to help achieve a successful honey harvest. This year, Yura and Christabelle Sutter ‘23 helped extract the honeycombs from the hives on the farm before sending them to campus for processing. It was a bee-youtiful experience!

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.