The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is thrilled to present its first-ever Honey Harvest Festival from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 14!
This day dedicated to celebrating honey will be filled with bee-themed fun & education for everyone to enjoy. Our RAIN OR SHINE festival is FREE ADMISSION and will include:
– Q&A panel, featuring the founder of Red Bee Honey, Carla Marina Marchese. The panel will be moderated by acclaimed beekeeper and author, Howland Blackiston
– Touring the Bartlett’s pollinator gardens and hives
– A special BBQ provided by HooDoo Brown (other food vendors will also be available) for an additional charge
– Marketplace to purchase honey products, beverages, and other bee-related items
– Mead presentations and Barr Hill Gin tastings
– Live music featuring Dan Swartz
– Children’s crafts and activities, including pony rides (weather permitting), candle making, games, door prizes, and more!
A highlight is a recent radio interview with former Board Chairman, Paul Travaglino, who shares all the details of the event, as well as the importance of bees.