The Secret Life of Bees 04-01-23


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SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 12 pm-4 pm

The Secret Life of Bees and Cooking with Honey  $150

At Mystic Sky Ranch 5818 Ranch Road 165, Dripping Springs


Want to know more about Bee Keeping?  Even if you don’t want your own hives, this is a fascinating subject that we should all know more about. We will talk about getting started and what it takes to keep a hive or two going and show you the inner workings of hive boxes and bee equipment.  You will get a look into the mesmerizing life cycle of the honey bee and the mind-blowing supremacy of the Queen Bee!


We’ll spend some time with Darin, VP of the Hays County Beekeepers Association, our guest guide for this fascinating journey!  Then for those adventurous souls, you’ll get a to suit up and take a quick trip out to the bee yard to pull a frame or two.  Darin will help us to identify some important stages of activity in the hive such as looking for new eggs (the size of a rice grain!), looking for larva (like snowy white grubs!) and then capped larva, all to insure the presence and a timeline for a healthy brood laying queen!   We’ll look for the hives pollen supply (sometimes in a rainbow of colors!) and finally, we will check with the bees to see if they’ll let us snag a frame of honey to bring back to the Kitchen.


When we head to the Kitchen, we’ll prepare a wonderful lunch using honey in all our recipes!


Complimentary Welcome Nibble and Cocktail:

      Golden Hour Cocktail (bourbon and honey)

      Sing Like a Bee (Gin, Earl Grey and honey)

      Honey Inspired Fruit and Cheese Plate

      Honey Infused Cherries and Pears with Chevre and Boursin

      Honey Rosemary Sea Salt Pita Chips

      Vanilla and Fig Date and Honey Cake


For the Class Lunch:

   Honey and Thyme Tomato Crostada

   Honey Orange Sriracha Shrimp

   Honey Roasted Carrots with Walnuts

   Farfalle Pasta with Spring Vegetables and Honey Yogurt Herb Sauce

   Black Pepper Honey Thyme Roasted Chicken

   Honey Pecan Gelato with Honey Pecan Shortbread