Jacksonville Honey Bee Festival
Join Bee Friends Farm to learn about the sweet process of beekeeping, the lives of the bees, and honey, from hive to bottle. The festival will be inside at the Fairgrounds (near Manifest Distilling and Intuition Ale Works), a spacious and air-conditioned spot. In addition to shopping with more than 40 local vendors, folks will be able to do a full honey tasting at the Bee Friends Farm Honey Tasting Bar and purchase honey as well.
There will be several parts to the festival; Buzy Bee Marketplace, Bee a Kid Zone hosted by Honey Bee a Keeper, Honey Bee Education Annex, Honey Tasting Bar. The Buzy Bee Marketplace features over 40 amazing local artisans like Epic Creamery Ice Cream Sandwiches, Pooch Pantry Foods, Apple Rose Beauty, Hotter Than El Hot Sauce, Petal and Stone and many, many more. Attendees will be able to do their weekly shopping at Saturiwa Mobile Trading Company -- a mobile market that specializes in local dairy, meat, produce and hard to find items like black garlic and alligator.
The Bee a Kid Zone will be hosted by Honey Bee A Keeper, a local company run by Teacher and Beekeeper Meghan Orman. They specialize in honey bee education for kids. The Bee A Kid Zone will feature hands-on modules for children to learn about bee biology, how honey is produced and discover more about the environment around them. At other stations, kids can craft art and plant a seed. The Honey Bee Educational Annex will be hosting engaging, educational speakers with sessions that extend throughout the day. There will be sessions on Backyard Beekeeping hosted by the Jacksonville Beekeepers Association, Mead Making led by Phillip Maple, Head Brewer at Wicked Barley, and Planting for Pollinators led by Tim Armstrong of Eat Your Yard Jax and more.
Date: August 18, 2018 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds | 510 Fairground Pl, Jacksonville, FL 32202
FREE to attend
Onsite Parking, $5 per car
Event website: facebook.com