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Sweet Experience - Honey Bee Education

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States

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Experience hosted by Becky

60 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sweet Experience - Honey Bee Education

Looking for something entertaining? That the entire family can do together? Something sweet and fun? Join Carmel Honey Company in a one of a kind honey experience for the senses. Enjoy a six honey varietal tasting, stunning appetizer pairings honeycomb and pollen, and learn something new about bees and pollination!

With over 300 honey varietals in the USA alone, CHC hand picks a sample flight of real, raw honey, explains how honey is made & shares with you the importance of pollinators and their critical role in our environment. Your 60 Min "Sweet Experience" begins by tasting a minimum of six honey varietals including unique local favorites & specialty international honeys. You'll learn how bees make honeycomb and taste it straight from the hive, taste bee pollen from our local pollen traps and understand how to incorporate hive products into your daily routine. You'll also enjoy specialty crafted honey small bite pairings that are so simple yet elegant that with your new found expertise, you'll be known as a honey connoisseur!

Our beekeeping family will inspire you while answering questions about the inner workings of a beehive, the unique properties of real, raw, premium honey and teach you a few easy ways that you can help the plight of the honey bee. All this in a relaxing, air conditioned, family friendly "bistro like" setting.
Sweet Experience - Honey Bee Education

Looking for something entertaining? That the entire family can do together? Something sweet and fun? Join Carmel Honey Company in a one of a kind honey experience for the senses. Enjoy a six honey varietal tasting, stunning appetizer pairings honeycomb and pollen, and learn something new about bees and pollination!

With over 300 honey varietals in the USA alone, CHC hand picks a sample…

What's included

  • Food
    A variety of special honey paired appetizers/hors d oeuvres.
  • Drinks
    Water is always available but wine pairings may also be requested.
From £46
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Becky

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, we are Becky and Jake, we are the heart of Carmel Honey Company. CHC began as a student “real world” homework assignment in 5th grade Jake, our now 16 yr old CEO, not only got an A, but created a business! Bee conferences and extensive pollination education makes Jake a wealth of knowledge. He's now a professional beekeeper in our beekeeping family & we love and share our honey bee expertise in this a one of a kind "Sweet Experience". CHC as been recognized as SBDC Rising Star, CA Small Business of the Year, SCORE Young Entrepreneur & CSUMB Startup Challenge Winner. We also "Gives Back" by supporting honey & bee research with a donation each year, seeking out organizations who also expand research & education. So when you purchase a jar of honey, or participate in a Sweet Experience - You just contributed to the Honey Bee!
Hi, we are Becky and Jake, we are the heart of Carmel Honey Company. CHC began as a student “real world” homework assignment in 5th grade Jake, our now 16 yr old CEO, not only got an A, but created a business! Bee conferences and extensive pollination education makes Jake a wealth of knowledge. He's now a professional beekeeper in our beekeeping family & we love and share our honey bee expertise in this a one of a kind "Sweet Experience". CHC as been recognized as SBDC Rising Star, CA Small Bu…
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Where you'll be

This experience takes place in the safe environment of our education room at our retail store in Carmel By-the Sea. No hiking or dangerous obstacles to overcome and no high-risk waivers needed. We're located at the courtyard level of the Carmel Plaza - Suite 118. The Plaza is an outdoor gathering of shops located at the corner of Ocean Ave & Mission St. Visit our website for directions & map.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Chrissy
August 2019
I really enjoyed learning more about the varieties of honey and the life of the bee. I loved the tasting, the visuals, the powerpoint, and the presenter Jake - the wonderfully talented young entrepreneur! I came away with a wealth of knowledge and a bottle of my favorite honey (sage) at a ten percent discount.
I really enjoyed learning more about the varieties of honey and the life of the bee. I loved the tasting, the visuals, the powerpoint, and the presenter Jake - the wonderfully tale…
Rebecca
August 2019
This was an outstanding experience from start to finish! Many things made this special, not the least of which are the people involved! Becky is a warm and welcoming host, and the storefront itself is delightful. Then you meet your host Jake, who is so skilled, so knowledgeable, and so personable, it's staggering! He combines expansive knowledge about bees with a storyteller's talent for speaking about it, and he's nimble and open to all kinds of bee-related questions. Another family participated in the event also, and they were just as interested and engaged as my friend and me. All of those parts made it a remarkable event, topped off with sampling delicious varieties of honey. I can't recommend this event enough - it's so fun and educational and it was the highlight of our trip. Kudos to the whole operation and everyone involved.
This was an outstanding experience from start to finish! Many things made this special, not the least of which are the people involved! Becky is a warm and welcoming host, and th…
Hibah
July 2019
This was a really cool and unique experience! Definitely a must if you've got children, as it's super informative and delicious (both the honey and apps were yum). We really enjoyed meeting Jake (the 16 year old CEO of the business), who has such a refreshing passion for the science and skill behind honey making. They cultivate the honey themselves so this is a very local experience. Would highly recommend as a Carmel must!
This was a really cool and unique experience! Definitely a must if you've got children, as it's super informative and delicious (both the honey and apps were yum). We really enjoye…
Jiayu
November 2019
Wonderful experience and the host has great knowledge about bees and honey.
Alan
August 2019
Unique and interesting experience, glad we went. The honey was delicious and we learned a ton!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions so we can make accommodations.
We are also dog friendly.

What to bring

An interest in honey bees and pollination and an open mind to learning something new!