Miraval’s resident beekeeper Noel Patterson shares his intimate knowledge of honey bees and their importance for a sustainable environment. He will inspire you, ignite your tastebuds, and we guarantee you’ll learn something new.
There are 3 different ways to spend time with Noel depending on your interest from honey tasting to donning a bee suit and going out to Miraval’s bee hives for a hands-on experience.
Honey: A Sensual Journey
Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, believes that tasting honey is a sensual experience. To fully experience what honey has to offer you must look beyond the sense of taste. Like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of the hive it comes from. Join Noel on this journey as you taste your way through a variety of local honeys and discuss and discuss what you experience along the way. 60 Min | $45
All the Buzz
Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, will take you through a hands-on bee experience and share his love of beekeeping with you. You’ll don a beekeeper suit, complete with gloves and gators, and join Noel at Miraval’s beehives for the truly unique opportunity to view these insects up close and personal and learn more about how they work and survive in today’s world. 90 Min | $150
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.
More about Noel Patterson:
Noel comes to Miraval with an intense passion for beekeeping. With his expertise, Miraval has been able to cultivate active honeybee hives in a secluded area of our property to create inspiring and informational new experiences for our guests. We are thrilled to welcome Noel to our team of specialists.