$39 for an Intro to Beekeeping Class at Round Rock Honey in Copper Canyon ($125 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Hands-on learning
  • Don a beekeeping suit
  • Named Best Honey 2008 by Dallas Observer

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Promotional value expires Dec 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until noon on 5/25/11. Must sign waiver. Must be 7 or older. Must be able to cross field and travel approximately 200yds across uneven terrain. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Round Rock Honey - Copper Canyon: $39 for an Intro to Beekeeping Class at Round Rock Honey in Copper Canyon ($125 Value)

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 one 90-minute intro to beekeeping class at Round Rock Honey's Copper Canyon location, northwest of Dallas (a $125 value). Class sizes are capped at 30; click here for a list of available class dates and times.

Producers of the Best Honey in 2008 according to the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey sells 100% natural honey that’s culled from local wildflowers and trains budding beekeepers how to tame honey-bearing bugs for residential use. The 90-minute beekeeping class—featured in the American-Statesman—imparts nectar neophytes with honey-harvesting basics, including an introduction to bees, hive handling, and how to whistle “Flight of the Bumblebee” with a mouth full of honey. Students keen on cultivating their own liquid gold will learn how to keep bees through changing seasons and safeguard their swarm 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 while the queen bee is on a diplomatic mission to discuss trade relations with Vladimir Putin. Beekeeping pupils should protect sting-attracting appendages by wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and boots or other ankle-covering shoes.

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.

Customer Reviews

965 Ratings

Have a lot of fun! Great group of people!
Kristen S. · September 10, 2016
We had a great time & learned a lot. :)
Jennifer N. · August 29, 2016
I took the class with my husband just for a fun day out and we both loved it! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable; able to answer everyone's questions thoroughly. We spent most of the class outside at the bee hives and it was fun to get suited up in the bee keeping gear. We even got to taste their honey and I bought a bottle, it was so fantastic. Thank you for a fun date day!
Tesca M. · August 29, 2016
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    1191 Copper Hill Cir.

    Argyle, TX 76226

    +15128285416

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