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Three-Hour Introductory Beekeeping Class and Organic Lip Balm for One, Two, or Three People at Round Rock Honey (Up to 70% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Skilled honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all necessary equipment

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Expires Jul 28th, 2012. Limit 10/person, may buy 10 addl as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Not valid until 2/20/12 at 12PM. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 1 week in advance; subject to availability. In-store only. Must be 7 or older. Must have valid photo ID. Must sign waiver. Must wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat or bandana, and shoes that cover ankles. Must bring water and lawn chair. Valid only on listed class dates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Honeybees act as nature’s cupid, spreading love from flower to flower by distributing pollen and buzzing the harmonies of Boyz II Men songs. Harvest the nectar of amorous blooms with today’s Groupon to Round Rock Honey. Choose between the following options:

  • For $44, you get a 3-hour intro to beekeeping class for one person and one organic lip balm (a $128 value).
  • For $79, you get a 3-hour intro to beekeeping class for two people and two organic lip balms (a $256 value).
  • For $117, you get a 3-hour intro to beekeeping class for three people and three organic lip balms (a $384 value).<p>

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Konrad Bouffard of Round Rock Honey, profiled by Tribeza Magazine, collects 100% natural local-wildflower honey and trains budding beekeepers to tame the striped buzzers. During the beekeeping class, a master beekeeper educates nectar neophytes on the honey-harvesting basics, offering an introduction to bees and information on hive handling, the prevailing quandary among cartoon bears. Students keen on cultivating their own liquid gold will learn how to keep bees through changing seasons and safeguard their swarms from disease and parasites. Finally, participants get to don full beekeeper’s garb (suits are provided) and gain hands-on experience at Round Rock’s on-site apiary, conducting buzzing swarms of worker bees, even if the queen bee is on a diplomatic mission to discuss trade relations with tyrannical butterflies. Upon leaving, students drench lips with a 100% organic lip balm fashioned in flavors of spearmint, pomegranate, or honey and packaged in 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials.

Beekeeping pupils can tote cameras and should protect appendages by wearing blue jeans, long-sleeve shirts, and boots or other ankle-covering shoes. Though not included with this Groupon, Round Rock’s sweet substances, named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, will be available for purchase following hive handling.

Round Rock Honey

Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.

A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.


Tips

  • “We ended up in a group that was overbooked by 6 couples, they could use some work on coordinating their scheduling.”

  • “Great class! As explained in the emails prior to class, bring a folding chair.”

  • “fun and informative . . . and tasty! Possibly got my husband interested in bee-keeping as well!”

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    Round Rock, Texas 78681

    512-828-5416

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