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Beekeeping Workshop with Honey and Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four from Gerard'Z Honeybees (Up to 66% Off)

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

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Promotional value expires Apr 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be 7 or older, younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages. 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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Choose from Three Options

  • $35 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for one (a $90 value)
  • $66 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for two (a $180 value)
  • $124 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with a one-hour honey and wine tasting for four (a $360 value) <p>

Two-hour workshops take place at Poetic Cellars Winery. 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.


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95% of 145 customers recommend

  • “It was very informative we really enjoyed it”

  • “Great intro class! Very informative and interesting for all ages.”

  • “Don't worry about bee stings. Although there were plenty of bees on the property and we had access to a live observation hive, the actual hands-on lessons are with an...”

    “Don't worry about bee stings. Although there were plenty of bees on the property and we had access to a live observation hive, the actual hands-on lessons are with an empty hive.”

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    Santa Cruz

    5000 North Rodeo Gulch Road

    Soquel, CA 95073

    +19256056119

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