SANTA MONICA—The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories is hosting a live honey harvest featuring beekeeper Robin Jones on Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Apiary expert Robin Jones of Honey Girl Grows will lead the class showing participants how to harvest honey from the comb. Attendants will also get to learn about how and why honey is made, honey’s nutritional and medicinal qualities, and all the basic techniques associated with harvesting honey. The demonstration and class duration is two hours and jars of honey will be for sale at the end for $15.

Jones designs, builds and tends organic, edible gardens and apiaries for resorts, corporations, and residences. She is currently the culinary garden designer and gardener for the Red Bull corporate garden in Santa Monica. Her company Honey Girl Grows is known for its national award-winning honeys.

She is also a community educator and has worked on non-profit projects that include establishing an apiary at the Camp Pendleton Military Base. She has trained the military personnel at Camp Pendleton beekeeping and the importance of saving hives. Through her work she wants to encourage a shift in our food system to more regenerative practices that support pollinators, the planet, and humans alike.

There are currently nine available spots open for this class and tickets are $65 per person. The Gourmandise School is located on 395 Santa Monica Place. For more information call (310) 656-8800 or visit

The Gourmandise School is one of L.A.’s most respected cooking schools. The culinary school was founded by Chef Clémence Gossett and Hadley Hughes. According to the school’s website, their mission is to “educate people on how to create amazing meals and treats out of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.”