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Bees

Join our beekeeper Noel on a first-hand journey into the marvel and magic of Miraval’s bees with honey tastings, engaging workshops, and immersive beekeeping experiences.

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All The Buzz

Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, will take you through a hands-on bee experience and share his love of apiculture with you. You’ll don a beekeeper suit, complete with gloves and gaiters, and join Noel at Miraval’s beehives for the truly unique opportunity to view these insects up close and learn more about how they work and survive in today’s world. 2 HRS|$150

HONEY: A SENSUAL JOURNEY

Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, believes easy. Because our brain is so intricately involved in how we think and feel, it makes sense that when fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s senses. Also like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of the hive it comes from. Join Noel on this journey of the senses as you taste your way through a variety of local honeys and discuss the notes and flavors you experience along the way. 60 MIN|$65

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IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A BIODYNAMIC WINE EXPERIENCE

Forget what you think you know about wine tasting. Wines capture a sense of the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. Learn about the philosophy underlying agriculture and its methods. If you try to live mindfully with respect to what you put in your body, as well as consider the impact on our world, this wine tasting will be one you’ll savor. 60 MIN|$100

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COMPLIMENTARY

BEES: WHAT'S THE STORY?

Join Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, to discuss everything buzzworthy about bees. Why are they in the news so often? What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and what can we do about it? Learn about why bees matter and why it is important to remain optimistic and support those who are keeping their bees responsibly. Topics will vary each week, but the passion for discussion will always “bee” present.