Lecture Series: Celebrating the Honeybee


with Dr. Jim Tew

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM

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Come and meet the hardest working members of our farm.


That’s why we urge you to join us for an informative evening with speaker Dr. Jim Tew, Bee Expert and Emeritus Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University.

In addition to bee keeping and bee culture, Dr. Tew will share his expertise on the crucial role of honeybees to the health our planet. He will discuss threats to honeybees and why the collapse of bee colonies could be devastating to our entire food chain, along with ways to protect healthy hives and bee sustainability.

CVI Chef Liaison Jamie Simpson and his team will serve a 6-course dinner celebrating our very own honeybees, the plants they pollinate, and the honey they produce.

Last year Chef Jamie managed 16 hives that produced 600 pounds of honey. We have ramped up our production to include 45 hives, providing a place to nurture healthy and productive honeybee colonies.

Honeybee fun fact: one worker bee produces ½ teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. A hive of bees must fly a total of 55,000 miles to and from the hive (equivalent to twice around the globe) and visit 2 million flowers to produce 1 pound of honey.

Employees of the year, for sure.

Ticket and Information:

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.

Dinner: $108 per person.  Hospitality is included in price; no gratuities will be accepted.

Cart price will include tax. Payment is processed prior to the event. All additional charges that are added that evening will be added to your account and receipts will be emailed to you.

Wine pairings will be suggested, and full bar available: priced accordingly.

Chef for a Day: Beyond dinner, consider spending the entire day with your one-and-only in our kitchen, learning how to create every dish in a hands-on Chef for a Day experience. Click here for details.

Luxury Farm Stay: Consider retiring upstairs at the end of the evening by booking the Chef’s Suite. Click here for details.

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies: All menus at CVI are thoughtfully customized for each event and express the inspiration of the farm at a given moment. As such, they are subject to change, and alternative ingredients are generally not readily available. If anyone in your party has any serious dietary restrictions and/or allergies, please notify us within 48 hours of the event so we may properly accommodate with appropriate consideration of substitutions or omissions.

Dress Code: The dress code is casual at all of our events unless otherwise noted; we dress as if we are entertaining friends in our home.  Please note that the drive and parking lot are unpaved so may be dusty in dry weather or muddy in inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy: Payment information is taken at the time of reservation. Due to our size and the unique nature of each of our events, cancellations affect us greatly. We must receive notice of cancellation no less than 48 hours prior to the event for credit of your payment.

Hospitality Included:  Ticket prices include the dinner experience, service and sales tax. Our team will not accept gratuities and no service charges will be added to your bill.

Payment is processed at the time of your reservation. By creating an account with the purchase of your ticket, we can apply additional charges of beverages, gift shop items, retail wine, gift certificates or other purchases and email a copy of the receipt to you upon the completion of the evening.