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May 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019
Get an inside look into the purist form of honey production at the Killer Bees Honey (KBH) apiary. Surrounded by 512,000 farm-free acres of the Pisgah National Forest, the bees of KBH fly up to three miles from the hives for nectar, untouched by pesticides or other toxins. Learn about the intensity of a hive, the power of the Queen and the fierce loyalty of her female subjects. The sessions are lively and fun, with facts about the hive and Killer Bees Honey’s purity and monofloral uniqueness. Then, attendees don traditional bee suits, covered head to toe, to participate in a guided “meet and greet” with the bees. Guests go into the bee yard with the beekeeper to inspect a hive, hold a bee frame full of bees, and experience the thrill of a Queen sighting. After the hive viewing, guests indulge in a honey tasting, savoring honey from the Killer Bees apiary, paired with different foods.
Collinsworth, a certified North Carolina Beekeeper, is one of few Americans to achieve certification with the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey fromthe CNR Research Center (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in Bologna, Italy.
The KBH owners are the only beekeepers in the United States who send their honey to be analyzed for purity of content by Intertek in Germany — and publish the report online. KBH honey has tested 100 percent pure from all pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, antibiotics and herbicides, including glyphosate (Round Up). Each four-hour tour is limited to 12 people (ages 10+), allowing for a greater personal experience. Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays, May – September. KBH also gives tours for private parties, including bachelorette and birthday parties.