Honey Harvest Festival, Anyone?


by Susan Harris
It’s time for the Annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival!

WHEN:  Saturday, September 18, 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE:  Patuxent Research Refuge located off of Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and MD Rt. 197.  Call 301-497-5763 for more information.

WHO:  The festival is put on by the  Maryland State Beekeepers Association, the Patuxent Research Refuge, and Friends of  Patuxent.

WHAT:  Discover the busy world of bees and other pollinators while enjoying arts and crafts, honey tastings, candle making demonstrations, Refuge habitat tram tours, demonstrations, and much more!  Learn about honeybees’ importance in optimizing food stock and livestock and about the many uses for honey, including its use as a home remedy. According to the American Beekeeping Federation, “The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country. In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one third of our entire diet, due to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $15 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to UnitedStates agriculture.”

COST:  FREE!

Photo credits:  Maryland beekeeper Pam Jones on the left, photographed by Doug Jones.  Right photo by Pam.

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