Honeybees & Crafting Meads

Will be offered again in 2018...

Join Turtle Island for a day-long journey into the ancient world of honeybees and the craft of honey beverage making. We will begin by observing and evaluating a live and active hive of honeybees. Bring a journal and pen, the information in this section will be very useful. Pack your own lunch to enjoy a midday break, after which we will follow up with active participation in multiple options for and brewing craft beverages with honey. One unique aspect of this class is that students will brew a batch of mead over open fire, just as our ancestors have for thousands of years. This event is open to a small group of 21+ and up adults only.*All implements, honey, tools and materials provided*


Brett and Daniel evaluating honey Details:

10am – 4pm


Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC: The awe-inspiring base camp at Turtle Island Preserve. Just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway: Bamboo Gap Exit


Cost: $80 per person ($50 deposit reserves a space - Final payment due 2 weeks prior to arrival)


Cancellations: A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 your total will be retained for all cancellations.


Road Conditions: watch the video of our actual gravel driveway



Scout and Brett look at frames

How To Register:

Print and complete the Workshop Registration Form  , mail in with your full payment and completed 2-sided Medical/Liability Form to:

Turtle Island Preserve

Attn. Honey Bee Workshop

2683 Little Laurel Road

Boone, NC 28607


After You've Registered:

Please print and READ this info prior to arrival

Driving Directions

What to Bring - (please DO bring a packed lunch)