Come the first week of May, Historic Downtown Woodland will be abuzz as it prepares for the Inaugural California Honey Festival. Restaurants will offer creative and tasty honey centric menus through the week. Bars will offer a selection of mixed drinks with mead or honey and local breweries will have honey beers on tap. Everything will culminate in a weekend filled with festivities from honey tastings to lectures about bees and pollinators to parklet garden displays.
Hold the date! Saturday, May 6th from 10am – 5pm.
The Saturday festival will have a whole host of exhibits and activities to celebrate honey, honey bees and their products, and beekeeping through this uniquely entertaining and educational event. Honey tastings (and a special Mead Speakeasy), lectures, live music, a “Busy Bee Kid Zone,” bee-keeping demonstrations, bee-friendly gardening advice, the climax of a wildflower honey competition, and other surprises will make for an inspiring day.
The event is being presented by Visit Woodland in partnership with the Honey and Pollination Center at the Mondavi Institute UC Davis.
Through lectures and demonstrations, the festival will help develop an interest in beekeeping by the younger generation. Attendees will learn about the myriad of issues that confront honey bees including pesticide use, diseases and even the weather! In addition, attendees can learn how to creatively plant their gardens to help feed all of our pollinators. It is important for the community to appreciate and understand the importance of bees as the lead pollinator of many of our crops adding to the food diversity we have come to enjoy.
Admission is free; the event takes place along Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Woodland. For more information, visit www.californiahoneyfestival.com.
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