News 12 learns to make honey during Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

In celebration of Honey Weekend at Wave Hill, News 12 got an inside look at what it takes to make the sweet treat. A lot

The Bronx public garden has six hives, which can average 60,000 bees each at the height of the summer.

The Bronx public garden has six hives, which can average 60,000 bees each at the height of the summer. (9/30/13)

THE BRONX - In celebration of Honey Weekend at Wave Hill, News 12 got an inside look at what it takes to make the sweet treat.

A lot of honey is being made at the Bronx public garden, which has six hives that can average 60,000 bees each at the height of the summer.

Horticulture interpreter Charles Day says bees make the honey by collecting nectar from flowers on the grounds and bringing it home to turn it into honey. That's when Day steps in to do the rest.

Wave Hill will extract about 60 pounds of honey this year, and that's after leaving more than half of the honey made for the bee colony to eat.
 

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