Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18th, and join the fun at the 2nd Annual Honeybee Festival held at John’s Country Nursery (15808 Old State Rd., Middlefield.) The festival will feature over 50 vendors with ‘Locally Made, locally grown or locally crafted goods,’ live music, storytelling, food, and kids’ activities. Mini educational and agriculturally based presentations, such as “Beekeeping for the Non-Beekeeper,” “Native Plants for Pollinators” and “Small Scale Mead Making” will go on all day.
New to the Festival this year will be a “walk-in” Beehive, that will feature a wall of frames as you would see in an actual hive. Showing the various stages of the production process. This hive will be totally made out of balloons, a creation by local artist Allen Stay, better known as Swifty the Clown. Swifty completed a similar project several years ago for Lake Metroparks Farmpark. As a beekeeper, Swifty is looking forward to this new challenge so much he has graciously donated his time to create this one-of-a-kind experience. McDowell Homes, Real Estate Services is the Presenting Sponsor for this unique exhibit; giving our balloon bees their perfect home!
A children’s bee costume contest will also be part of the celebration, so
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18th, 10am to 5pm, to see what all the Buzz is about!
Visit www.johnscountry.net/honey-bee-festival/ for full list of activities.