The second installment of Tryon Palace's new program, "Palace Pours: History After Hours," will feature the history of beekeeping, honey beers, and a chance to meet the Palace beehive. "Palace Pours: The Beers and the Bees," is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the outdoor garden patio behind the Tryon Palace Stable Office.
While attendees imbibe a selection of honey beers, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager Hadley Cheris will lead a discussion about the history of beekeeping in colonial America and how that differs from today's beekeeping practices. Beekeeping tools on display will include a demonstration hive and honey comb. Visitors will be able to see Tryon Palace's honey bees at work through an observation hive.
Palace Pours is open to ages 21 and over, and admission is $12 plus tax with a 10-percent discount for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Ticket price includes flight of craft beer (three 4 oz. samples), with additional quantities of each sampled beer available for purchase for $5 per beer. Non-alcoholic beverages also available.