Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) is approaching so we asked Coloradoan and former Israeli beekeeper Norm Klapper to school us in the art and science of bee keeping. On Thursday, September 15, Norm will discuss the importance of bees, the amazing way they produce the sweet nectar into which we dip apples, and why these creatures are in danger. Local bee farm Grampa’s Gourmet Honeys will follow up with a honey tasting. Yum!
Klapper’s interest in bees began at age 16. After college graduation he worked at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai in Israel, a commercial apiary that produced over 30 tons of honey each year. Today he lives in Niwot, Colorado with two healthy hives from which he gathers Colorado wild flower honey each season.
Grampa’s produces pure, raw varietal honey in the San Luis Valley, on the border of Colorado and New Mexico. Grampa’s honors the rich migratory beekeeping traditions of this region by offering the highest quality honeys, with each jar containing a distinct and complicated flavor profile based on the type of flowers the bees visit to make honey. Read more at www.grampashoney.com.Register for Salon Night