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The Pollinator Plate
16 Jun

The Pollinator Plate

Hosted by: Red Bee Honey

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  • Red Bee Apiary, Weston, CT, USA

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  • 1-3 pm - Sunday

    June 16, 2019

A Pollinator Week Celebration

In celebration of our pollinators, Sustainne invites you to a zero waste tasting of 4 single origin honeys and 4 clean-crafted natural wines paired with seasonal local foods at the Red Bee Barn in Weston, CT on June 16, 2019. Red Bee Barn Join Cathy Mackay, an independent consultant for Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wines, and Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey, for a tasting of these two iconic foods. We will explore their sources/varietals, sustainable harvesting and production methods that each contribute to their unique scents and flavors, and role in conserving our pollinators. We are proud to serve the following Scout & Cellar wines handpicked by Cathy Mackay and Analiese Paik for this event.
1) Organic, Vegan Sparkling White, off dry: NV Che Fico Prosecco, Veneto, Italy - single vineyard, hand picked from 15-year-old vines
2) Organic, Vegan Rose: 2018 Gallivant Rosé, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 30+ year-old vines
3) Organic, Vegan White: 2018 Conte De La Terre Chenin Blanc, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 38-year-old vines
4) Organic, Vegan Red: 2015 Fiddleneck Syrah, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 15-year-old vines
marina with beehives

Tickets are $40 and include a pollinator-friendly plant, a planting for pollinators guide, and a signed copy of Marina's book: Honeybee: Lesson's from an Accidental Beekeeper. Seating is limited and no walk-in guests will be admitted. Purchase your tickets using the Get Tickets link to the right.

The afternoon begins with a short tour of the apiary and talk about honeybees, flowers, pollinators and wine grapes. Afterwards, we gather at communal tables inside the barn for a guided tasting that is both interactive and educational. buddha and beehives Scout & Cellar Q&A Scout & Cellar 3 wines

Guests will leave with a native pollinator friendly plant for their organic garden, a Planting for Pollinators guide, practical tips on how to help bees and other pollinators to thrive, an appreciation for single-nectar source honey and natural wines grown organically and biodynamically, and a signed copy of Marina’s book, Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper.

About Red Bee Honey:

Red Bee Honey is your source for local, rare & exotic honeys from unique floral sources. Every honey is hand chosen directly from the beekeepers or our own apiary and tasted and evaluated to insure the sensory qualities conforms with it botanical origin. Founder, author and honey sensory expert, Marina Marchese will lead the tour of her Red Bee apiary. https://sustainne.com/listing/red-bee-honey/

About Scout & Cellar:

Scout and Cellar curates “clean-crafted™” wines from small family organic and biodynamic farms throughout the world. Our wines have low sulfites, are free of chemical additives, pesticides, preservatives, added sugars and are third party lab tested for purity. Wines the way nature intended. Cathy Mackay is an independent Scout & Cellar wine consultant and Sustainne business member. https://sustainne.com/listing/scout-cellar/   About Sustainne: Sustainne an online destination and community dedicated to helping consumers curate a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainne connects consumers who value sustainability with businesses that stand out in their efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible. We network our business members with one another to strengthen and grow their ecosystem through collaboration and innovation. We recognize the vital role our Community Partners play in advancing sustainability, and are committed to deepening their social impact through regular interaction with the Sustainne community. https://sustainne.com/  

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