Friday, March 11, 2011

The Bee Hives at Winvian

This week I’m bringing two lovely, brand new beehives to Winvian! You may ask what is a Winvian and well you should. For those of you who never heard of this exclusive resort nestled in Morris CT, Winvian is nothing less than awesome. This exclusive spa and restaurant is situated on 113 serene acres featuring 12 architecturally designed cottages each with a different theme for guest to unwind and indulge. They have earned the prestigious Relais & Châteaux designation. Curious? Here is the slide show.

These beehives were ordered by Chef Chris Eddy who creates a farm to table menu fresh from their own gardens and honey fits right into his sustainability plan.

The Winvian honeybees will get the royal treatment too. Their new home is a traditional Langstroth beehive with three medium sized deeps making it easy to lift when full of bees and honey! Both were assembled and hand stained, by Charlie who occasionally helps out here at Red Bee Apiary and not to mention is Martha Stewart's nephew. They feature fancy copper topped outer covers fit for any queen and will reside close to the kitchen gardens for visitors to enjoy.

Stay tuned for the updates on what's new with the honeybees at Winvian! One last thing, I will be staying for lunch and a deep tissue body massage after I stage your beehives....can't wait!!!

Great Chefs 2011

+ Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
French chef Daniel Boulud will be the honored guest.
Proceeds will benefit the Wellness programs provided to area
residents by the Community Health at Greenwich Hospital.
Red Bee's signature Honey Tasting table-single-origin nectar sources.


+ Saturday, March 5, 2010 at 9:30 am - 10:45 pm
Northeast Organic Farming Association
Manchester community College, Manchester, CT
Marina Marchese will present Beekeeping Basics

Farmer's Market

+ Saturday, March 5, 2010 at 1:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT
Author and beekeeper Marina Marchese will discuss honeybees and pollination. Book signing to follow.

Plant a Bee Friendly Garden

+ Saturday, March 12, 2011
Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm
Learn what plants are the best nectar and pollen sources for honeybees
with author and beekeeper Marina Marchese

Food for Thought Expo

+ Saturday, March 26, 2011
Fairfield Warde High School
Make Every Meal Count with Local Foods and Farms.
Red Bee's Artisanal honey tasting table

To Bee or not to Bee + A Tea for 20

+ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm
Tables of Content, a selection of literary-themed dining experiences.
Author, Honey Sommelier and beekeeper, Marina Marchese will
present a Tasting Flight of her Red Bee's Artisanal honeys, book signing to follow.
Contact Judi Margolin at 203-438-2282 x1027 or

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