Beekeeping Workshop with Honey and Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four from Gerard'Z Honeybees (Up to 70% Off)

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Much like silk, honey comes from an insect and makes for an attention-grabbing evening gown. Make a delicious statement with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for one (a $90 value)
  • $56 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for two (a $180 value)
  • $108 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for four (a $360 value)

Two-hour workshops take place at Poetic Cellars Winery, Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery, or Retzlaff Vineyards. Attendees witness the basics of beekeeping, learn how to build a honeycomb foundation and hive, and observe a live bee colony housed in see-through hives to prevent stinging. Beekeepers also illuminate guests on the processes of honey production, pollen storage, and wax building. The experience transforms from a class to a tasting for the final hour, when students are invited to sample wildly different monofloral honeys from specific locales or plants, such as star thistle, wildflower, and black sage. Then visitors aged 21 and older will visit the wine-tasting room to sample wines from the tasting menu for that day, which includes red and white varieties.

Gerard'Z Honeybees

More than a century ago, an industrious farmer named Gerard enlisted the help of bees to pollinate his family estate. Inadvertently, the buzzing insects fertilized a new passion for Gerard, one that would become a family tradition.

Four generations later, Gerard’Z Honeybees' bustling hives create more than a dozen local and monofloral honeys from such plants as star thistle, orange blossoms, and avocado blossoms. Because the honeys are completely raw and natural, they maintain the micro-nutritious qualities often left out of industrial varieties, and they may help allergy sufferers to acclimate to their local pollen varieties.

Gerard’Z holds year-round beekeeping workshops and honey tasting seminars at local wineries, nurseries, and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley. During the classes and tastings, bee experts demystify the process of maintaining a hive, and people get the chance to taste the difference between clover honey, buckwheat honey, black sage honey, and Doritos honey. Gerard’Z also helps to maintain the delicate honeybee population by finding homes for wild swarms or colonies that have built hives in unwanted places and might otherwise fall prey to exterminators.

Reviews

Loved loved loved this! We did the bee class and learned a lot. Also really enjoyed the honey tasting, just amazing!

Jtron i., 8/12/12

Very knowledgeable about bees and honey and the info was all very intriguing. Then we had our honey tasting and those were high quality honey.

Rany K., Yelp, 7/15/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “The speaker was informative, and dealt very well with a child that was in the audience. Love the product and hope to buy more :-)”

  • “great humor and the wine tasting and honey tasting at the end of the presentation was great.”

  • “We had a great time! He was incredibly informative without being boring. :)”


  1. A

    Poetic Cellars Winery

    5000 N Rodeo Gulch Rd.

    Soquel, California 95073

    925-605-6119

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  2. B

    Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

    8482 W Linne Rd

    Tracy, California 95304

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  3. C

    Retzlaff Vineyards

    1356 S Livermore Ave

    Livermore, California 94550

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In a Nutshell

The workshop demystifies beekeeping and gives guests a taste of local monofloral honeys such as star thistle and wildflower

The Fine Print

Expires May 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 7 or older; 17 and younger must be accompanied by guardian. Must be 21or older to consume alcohol. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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