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What You'll Get
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 this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a 2.5-hour introductory beekeeping class for one (a $125 value)
- $79 for a 2.5-hour introductory beekeeping class for two (a $250 value)<p>
During the 2.5-hour beekeeping class, a master beekeeper educates students on honey-harvesting basics, offering an introduction to bees and information on hive handling. Participants don full beekeeper’s garb—suits are provided—and gain hands-on experience at Round Rock’s onsite apiary, conducting buzzing swarms of worker bees, even if the queen bee is on a diplomatic mission to discuss trade relations with tyrannical butterflies. Beekeeping pupils can tote cameras and should protect appendages by wearing blue jeans, long-sleeve shirts, and boots or other ankle-covering shoes. Check out the downtown and Redwood City class schedules here.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Once class is reserved, any cancellation may result in a fee up to the Groupon price. Must be 7 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.