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C. Marina Marchese is the international best selling author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey with a Guide to More than 30 Varietals, Honey for Dummies and her personal journey into beekeeping Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper. Marina was invited

by the Turkish Economic Development to write her personal memoir, Never Ending Creativity to inspire underserved youth.


She is the first U.S. citizen to be accepted into the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey and the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society, an educational organization that teaches the Italian method of sensory analysis to taste and evaluate honey.


A graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC,

Marina creates visual tasting notes and botanical art for honey.

Jason Wilson says in the The Washington Post --

"Which is to say Marchese's palate is so finely tuned

that she can literally taste the beekeeper's fear in a

smear of honey." 

"Marchese has given us a lovely gift. Honeybee is an entertaining and useful primer for the novice and honeybee devotee alike." -- Washington Times 

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