Gerard'z Honeybees at Delicato Vineyards

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204 Ratings

Very informative! We are thinking of atarting a hive!
Diane S. · August 2, 2014
This is something I wouldn't have normally tried, but I saw the Groupon and thought it was interesting. We learned a ton about bees and honey and I love the tastings and the environment. It was great!
Natalie O. · April 4, 2013
Very informational, I learned a lot!
Cynthia C. · June 21, 2017

What You'll Get

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 honey for one (a $90 value)
  • $56 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with honey for two (a $180 value)
  • $108 for a two-hour Intro to Beekeeping workshop with honey for four (a $360 value) <p>

Two-hour workshops take place at Delicato Vineyards on January 13 and January 20, with sessions commencing at 10 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. 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. For each attendee, Gerard’z will donate $5 to Save the Bees Research at UC Davis.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 13, 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 be 7 or older; 17 and younger must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.