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This workshop IS the bee’s knees – but it has passed. We will bee offering it again in summer of 2024.


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The Bee’s Knees

The definition of  ‘the bee’s knees’ is something, or someone, that is an excellent or much liked person or thing. The expression started with a collaboration between a bootlegger and a beekeeper. So that’s where this group is gonna start.

Backyard Bees (the beekeeper) is collaborating with The Better Man Distillery (not a bootlegger, but a totally legit business) to bring you a special edition of our Hands On Honey Workshop.  The workshop will bee hosted at the distillery in Patchogue and we have planned a really unique experience for you.

The Bees Knees Honey Workshop Details

You’re gonna bee busy during your workshop. But there will still bee time to relax and enjoy yourself.

We start with a little history…the history of “The Bees Knees” cocktail!

You’ll learn how to make The Bees Knees cocktail from Abby Grupposo, the head of operations for The Better Man. Noone better than Abby! And of course, you’ll get your own cocktail to enjoy!

Next, you’ll get a look at life inside a beehive with The Queen Bee of Backyard Bees – she will bee the only bee at the workshop. NO BEES ALLOWED, so don’t let that stop you.

You will bee learning how to uncap real frames of honey and working together to harvest some real, raw, delicious honey. You’ll get a little sticky, but it’s worth it. You’ll bee taking a jar of that yummy honey home with you!

Everyone that wants to can help to crank the extractor and you will smell the amazing smell of fresh beeswax, propolis and honey! You will also learn how to infuse honey – with lavender or rosemary for an extra special taste sensation.

While the honey drips down the extractor and through the filtering process, we planned a private tour of the Better Man distillery. You’ll see why The Better Man is the bee’s knees!

We’ll finish up back at the extractor, where you’ll fill your honey jar with freshly extracted honey to take home.

what does The Bees Knees honey workshop include?

Your honey workshop includes the following:

  • cocktail lesson by Abby Grupposo
  • Bees Knees cocktail made with Backyard Bees Honey and The Better Man Lavender Gin
  • talk by Backyard Bees head beekeeper look inside a real beehive (sans bees )
  • hands on honey extracting experience
  • take home a bottle of raw honey at end of class
  • tour of the distillery
  • light snacks and refreshments

You can pick from two time slots. Space is limited. Save your spot today.

About The Better Man Distilling Co

The Better Man Distilling Co is a family owned business in Patchogue, Long Island, New York.  It is a beautiful venue, family friendly and dog friendly, and the perfect place to gather for The Bee’s Knees!


The Better Man Distilling Co

161 River Avenue

Patchogue, NY 11772

Choose a time that works

3:00PM – 4:30PM, 5:00PM-6:30PM


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    David Sussman (verified owner)

    Great workshop. Fun, informative. Thanks!

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