Chambers County School Board Press Release

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LEGACY ACRES’ FIRST HONEY HARVEST READY FOR SALE

LAFAYETTE – Legacy Acres, the diversified agricultural operation housed at Inspire Academy in LaFayette, is preparing to sell its first batch of honey from bee hives located on the campus.

The bees arrived in March of 2020 and the apiary has grown to include seven active colonies. The apiary education program includes a honey processing facility outfitted with mechanized extraction equipment.

“This is the culmination of 18 months of work by our students,” said Horticultural instructor Jordan Harris. “The apiary project was launched in the fall of 2019, when students began to learn the art of beekeeping. Jeff Monroe, Alabama Master Beekeeper, shared his technical expertise with students by voluntarily teaching the beekeeping curriculum weekly to those enrolled in the Advanced Agriscience course.”

Funding for the project was made possible through education grants from the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council, East Alabama Beekeepers Association, and Five Points Farms.

One pound jars of the local honey will be sold to the public for $10 each, and half pound jars for $5, from the front office of Inspire Academy on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. until noon, CDT. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Chambers County Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Shown in the attached photo is Valley High School student Daylee Dembo loading an uncapped frame into the radial extractor.

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