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 Four Options
- $25 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey-and-wine tasting for one person (a $90 value)
- $45 for the above for two people (a $180 value)
- $81 for the above for four people (a $360 value)
- $146 for the above for eight people (a $720 value)
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. 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 visit the wine-tasting room to sample wines from the tasting menu for that day. For each attendee, Gerard'z will donate $5 to the Honey and Pollination Center of the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science. Check here for locations and times.
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.
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
“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. :)”
“Great seminar; interesting and informative.”
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