Brookeville’s Our House Farm may have to shut down its very popular honey program, unless it is able to find an adult to train and supervise the young men who are a part of the residential job training program.
Our House Executive Director Richard “Benny” Bienvenue said the program has been very popular, and also extremely valuable from an educational perspective.
“The young men are amazed working with the bees, and they produce gallons and gallons of honey,” he said. “They do all the work of collecting the honey, bottling and labeling it. We have all the equipment here.”
The honey is sold at the farm and at the Olney Farmer’s and Artists Market, but the harvest usually sells out quickly.
“I am constantly getting calls from the community asking if we have any honey,” said Bienvenue.
He said that Ed Gould, the current beekeeping volunteer, would provide training to anyone who is interested. For more information, contact Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-730-2146.