Beekeeping gala returns to Parker

August 4, 2017 by  

The town of Parker will be celebrating its tenth annual Honey Festival this month. The festival is presented by the Parker Cultural Department and Cultural and Scientific Commission.

The festival is free and open to the public, and farmers and bee enthusiasts will likely be buzzing with all it offers, in addition to the information that the community will learn about the benefits of the honeybee to the human body, the community, and the environment.

There will be over 15 exhibitors and beekeepers who will provide educational materials and offer activities that are family friendly. Attendees will also be able to create honeybee crafts, sample honey, and purchase bee-friendly plants and beekeeping-related supplies. They can learn about the process of beekeeping and harvesting honey, and see live working hives.

The use of print companies to create flyers and brochures may be of value to the exhibitors in helping to disseminate information about beekeeping.

There will also be educational talks for prospective beekeepers at the gazebo throughout the day on such topics as the equipment they use and how to get started in beekeeping. A starter kit will be announced just before noon.

The festival will take place this Sunday, August 6, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in O’Brien Park. The weekly farmers’ market will also take place that morning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.