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Mead & Honey Workshop

  • Wild Willow Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego, CA, 92154 United States (map)

DESCRIPTION

This is a 21+ event...

Mead, or honey-wine, is a drink that is the fastest growing segment of the alcohol market, created from fermenting a honey-water mixture that can easily be made at home. Mead is an ancient beverage that was made throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia and can come in a variety of ways by adding flavors, it can be dry, sweet, and/or sparkling.

Come join Paul Maschka, our farm school instructor and bee expert, in a journey of mead immersion from it's main ingredient, honey, to the process of fermentation. On a farm, you get a 4-D experience of seeing, tasting, hearing, and touching everything that is mead!

$45 General Admission

$40 WWF Alumni Discount

Experience Includes:

  • History of mead and what it is
  • Beehive visit
  • Honey varieties and differences
  • Mead making demonstration
  • How to use various flavorings (hops, fruits, spices)
  • Mead and honey tastings
  • Paul Maschka's honey for purchase
  • Optional: bring appetizers to share for a mini potluck!

Preparation

We are a farm so come prepared! Please wear closed toed shoes (required) and sun protection (hats, sunscreen, long sleeves). Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a snack and refillable water bottle (we have filtered water at the farm).

For the beehive visit, we recommend tall socks, jeans, and a double layer of thin shirts (preferably baggy). You will get smoked to visit the hives, so prepared to get dirty! Please DO NOT wear perfumes or strong smelling soaps so we do not stimulate the bees unnecessarily.

Please bring your ID, this is a 21+ event!

Disclaimer: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. Once we are sold out, we can't guarantee a place in the class. Walk-up purchases the day of class will incur an additional $5 charge, so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space or class materials are not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

For any questions, please email tanya@wildwillowfarm.org

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mead-honey-workshop-tickets-46989801762