Second Annual Colorado Honey Festival Full of Sweetness
Saturday, September 28, 2013 from noon-4 will be a great time to sample honey, watch the honey extraction process, sample some honey beer or hear a lecture from a medical doctor on the benefits of eating honey or using it for wound treatment. The event is free to the public.
Several businesses in and around the Santa Fe Arts District will be participating in hosting this event which is designed to promote local honey and honey products. According to organizer Denver Urban Homesteading, honeybees are in decline and extra efforts are needed to help them survive. One in three bites of food comes from the effects of honeybee pollination.
Bee and honey attractions available during the festival:
200 SANTA FE DRIVE
Denver Urban Homesteading www.denverurbanhomesteading.com
· Hear beekeepers explain how beehives work.
· Watch a demonstration of the honey extraction process (and if you have frames that need extraction, we can do this work for a fee)
· Sample a wide variety of local honey and unique honey from other states and countries
· Purchase beekeeping equipment
Meet the owners of:
Honeybee Keep Don Studinski is a beekeeper and bee mentor and he will demonstrate how to do honey extractions. http://honeybeekeep.com/content/beekeeping-mentor-program
Lee’s Bees The one and only. Many people have missed Lee and his wonderful local honey. This is their debut return after three years absence from the market.
Crumbles Bakery http://crumblesbakes.com/
Will sell flourless honey-almond cakes and tarts with a signature sweet potato crust.
Beewilder and DD’S Bees selling comb honey, raw honey, lip balm and kits to make honey salve as an antibiotic ointment
Laura Lynnxxe Murphy http://www.laurilynnxemurphy.com/ selling her own artistic creations: honeycomb sculptures
Bee the Queen Alchemyand Goddess Nectar will help you make your own body scrubs and masks and sells herbal infused honey
The Beehive Effect: High Energy Fields, Hive Health and Productivity by Valerie Solheim who will explain geopathic stress zones and how they affect honeybees
Beauty Beyond Belief http://www.bbbseed.com/ a Boulder seed company shows off its many seeds that become flowers that honeybees love.
Botanical Interests http://www.botanicalinterests.com/ is a Broomfield seed company that also has many seeds for bee-loving flowers.
200 GALAPAGO STREET
Rocky Mountain Table Company www.facebook.com/RockyMountainTableCo
· Hear lectures:
Ron Fessendon, MD and author of books about honey, will speak about the health benefits of eating honey.
Robin Dickinson, MD, will speak about how to use honey for wound and other skin treatments
· Buy honeybee-themed tables from this company reusing old wood.
300 ELATI STREET
Humble Pie Bakery http://humblepiestore.com
This pie bakery will make a honey peach pie for the festival.
490 SANTA FE DRIVE
Black Sky Brewery www.facebook.com/black.s.brewery
This brand new microbrewery will brew beer just for the festival.
910 SANTA FE DRIVE
MMM Coffee – A Paleo Bistro www.mmm-coffee.com/
Buy granola made with local honey and other high-quality ingredients.
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