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NYCBA May Meeting // Featuring Marina Marchese


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NYCBA May Meeting // Featuring Marina Marchese

  • Seafarers International House 123 E 15th St New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Join us Tuesday, (not Monday!) May 26th as we learn about the terroir of varietal honeys and how to identify diverse flavor profiles. Our meeting will be lead by honey expert and author Marina Marchese.

Attendees are invited to bring a sample of honey to taste and learn about, and all will receive a free copy of the Honey Aroma and Flavor Wheel from Marina's book, The Honey Connoisseur. Copies of both Marina’s books will be available for purchase with cash or check.

Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the beloved brand, Red Bee Honey and the author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She is a leading expert on single – origin honey and the founder of The American Honey Tasting Society (AHTS).  Her best selling memoir, Honeybee Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper chronicles Marina’s entrepreneurial journey into the world beekeeping.

Marchese is the only American to complete the training and be accepted into the Italian Registry of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey (L’Albo degli Esperti in Analisi sensoriale del Miele). She has also trained in the Welsh Method of Honey Judging at the University of Georgia. She has taught honey tasting courses at Eataly, Slow Food Metro North, Murray’s Cheese Shop and Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. Recently, Marina was invited to lead the inaugural honey tasting panel for The Good Food Awards in San Francisco and this year with the AHTS lead the honey judging for NYC Honey Week. Marina’s Red Bee Apiary has been featured on ABC-TV’s The Chew, and she is the past president of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut and proud recipient of the Slow Food Snail of Approval.