$39 for Admission to Beekeeping Discovery Camp at Round Rock Honey ($125 Value)

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Cheryl P. · 3 reviews
· August 8, 2018
The staff at Round Rock Honey are very personable and knowledgeable. Found the processing of honey very interesting. Learned a lot about bees. Definitely recommend to everyone to take this tour.

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Selina A. · 2 reviews
· July 30, 2018
Interesting presentation on the life of honey bees!

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Leigh Anne W. · 1 review
· July 21, 2018
I enjoyed the class. The instructor focuses more on class members that have already started a hive. Would be nice if they focus on "new" customers. Also, would have liked to see "whole" process from start to beginning. How to start the hives to the production of honey.

What You'll Get


Honeybees act as nature's cupid, spreading love from flower to flower via pollen and buzzing the tunes of Boyz II Men songs. Harvest the nectar of amorous blooms with today's Groupon: for $39, you get admission to Beekeeping Discovery Camp at Round Rock Honey (a $125 value), located in Round Rock.

Producers of the Best Honey in 2008 according to the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey sells 100% filler-free honey that is culled from local wildflowers and trains budding beekeepers how to tame honey-bearing bugs for residential use. Led by owner and master beekeeper Konrad Bouffard, Round Rock's Beekeeping Discovery Camp imparts pint-size nectar neophytes with an abundance of beekeeping basics that include a brief history of the craft, an outline of essential bee-taming tackle, and a breakdown of buzz biology that, unlike school genetics lectures, won't be overrun with awkward photos and uncomfortable giggles. A trip to Round Rock's on-site apiary grants students a hands-on exploration of honey production, culminating in a honey tasting and impromptu interpretive dance to “Flight of the Bumblebee." While designed for kids age 7–12, the camp can also enlighten aspiring full-grown honey harvesters. Beekeeping pupils should protect sting-attracting appendages by wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and boots or other ankle-covering shoes.

This summer's camp classes are available June 6–10, 13–17, 20–24, and 27–29, and July 11–15, 18–22, and 25–29. Parents can attend the class with their children or drop them off at 9:45 a.m. and pick them up at 11:30 a.m.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jul 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 7 or older. Must wear jeans, long-sleeved shirt, boots or sturdy shoes that cover ankles, and bandana or cap. Non-transferable. 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.

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