Tour, Talk and Honey Tasting at Red Bee Apiary

Food pairings for each of the 7 single nectar source honeys are artfully arranged on formal tasting plates.

Red Bee honey tastings are formal, white linen events organized and led by owner, beekeeper, and author Marina Marchese. Guest are treated to a tour of Red Bee Apiary & Gardens, a honeybee talk, and finally a formal honey tasting at farmhouse style tables en plain air. Participants are encouraged to engage their curiosity through discussions while learning about the many types and styles of unique nectar source honeys. The menu is a carefully orchestrated “Tasting Flight” of seven single-origin, local honeys perfectly paired with locally produced, seasonal accompaniments including cheese, fruit, chocolate, nuts, bread, spices or herbs.

Tastings are formal, white table cloth events, much as wine tastings would be.

Event: Red Bee Apiary & Gardens Tour and a Honey Talk & Tasting with Honey Sommelier Marina Marchese

Location: Red Bee ® Apiary and Gardens, Weston, CT MAP QUEST

When: Sunday, July 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. This event takes place outside at Red Bee in the apiary gardens.

Cost: $35.00 per guest and includes all food and beverages.

RSVP and pre-payment are required to reserve your spot.
Please visit Red Bee’s website, scroll down to the event listing, and click “Add to Cart” to reserve your seat.

Questions? Email Marina Marchese at

Marina Marchese’s  book, “Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper” was recently released in paperback after a successful publication in hardcover. Carol Herman, the Books Editor at The Washington Times, named Marchese’s HONEYBEE as one of the “Books We Loved” in 2009.  Red Bee Honey is listed in the most recent edition of Patricia Brook’s “Food Lovers’ Guide to Connecticut”, a best of the best foodie guide to Connecticut.

Red Bee Honeys can be purchased at: the Fairfield’s Brick Walk farmers’ market (Sat. 9-12), Fairfield Cheese Company (Fairfield), Catch a Healthy Habit Café (Fairfield), Babycat Milkbar (Wilton), Aux Delices (Greenwich/Darien), Plum Pure Foods (Old Greenwich),  Practically Green (Ridgefield), Jones Winery (Shelton), Artisan Foods (Southbury), and McLaughlin Vineyard (Sandy Hook).

Restaurants using Red Bee Honey include LeFarm (Westport), Scoozi (New Haven), Winvian Luxury Resort (Litchfield), Billy Grants (East Haven), and The Unquowa School (Fairfield).

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