2014 Social Tours

Pre-and Social Tour Options


matt corbin1.  Eastern KY Pre-Tours, Friday July 25, 2014: Tammy Horn--meet in Pike County, Friday July 25, 1:00 p.m. Walmart, to view American Chestnuts on Bent Mountain, return to Hampton Inn 831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, 41501. Phone: 606-432-8181 conf. 84404892. Chef Matt Corbin will be serving honey-themed prix-fixe dinner at the Blue Raven Restaurant. Drinks/tips are extra.
On Saturday, July 26, we tour Underground Portal 31 (http://www.portal31.org) on July 26, and finish with visit to beeyard on a surface mine site. Spaces limited to 20. Please reserve space by July 1, 2014. Participants must pay $20.00 to cover price of underground tour by July 1, 2014.

2.  Western KY Pre-Tour, July 26, 2014, self-guided, Green Palace Meadery at John and Debbie Pace (270.651.6507); Walter T. Kelley's Bee Supply Company (contact: 1.800.233.2899) More details may be forthcoming, such as restaurants, etc.

3.  Social Tours, July 31, 2014, self-guided, maps and GPS info forthcoming in April, 2014

a. Capitol City Tours: Visit Dadant's Bee Supply (1888.932.3268), the KY State Capitol Gardens. Lunch at Serafinas. 243 West Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 - (502) 875-5599. You need to make reservations for lunch by July 24, 2014.

 b. ShakerTown: Dadant employee Lawson Whitt will lead tour of the Pleasant Hill facilities, end at the river cruise by the KY River Palisades. Lunch reservations required. 3501 Lexington Road Harrodsburg, KY 40330  800.734.5611  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 c. Berea: Includes Berea College farm hives, Hutchins Library photography exhibit of apiarist Robert Spence's 40-year career and beekeeper photographer C.P. Ogg; visit to Appalachian heritage seed farmer Bill Best farm, Ken Gastineau's jewelry shop, and the 19th century bee house. Lunch reservations/preregistration required to eat at Boone Tavern, 100 Main Street North, Berea, KY 40403. Toll-Free: 1-800-366-9358. Chef Jeffrey Newman will provide a honey-themed prix-fixe lunch