Just a few more days and we’ll be hosting the Vermont Golden Honey Festival! Over a dozen vendors will be gathering at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast on September 14, 2013 to offer their Vermont-themed and honeybee-themed products. Co-hosted by Golden Stage Inn Bed & Breakfast of Proctorsville and Goodman’s American Pie of Ludlow, this event is sure to please!
Why a Vermont Golden Honey Festival? Vermont’s state insect is the honeybee after all, so it already seems a perfect match. But as hobby beekeepers, we also have an added incentive. The honeybee is often feared, or — maybe worse – overlooked and disregarded. Although honeybees have received a lot of press lately for their dire circumstances, still not enough people realize just how awesome and important these bees are. Responsible for nearly one of every three bites of food we eat, the honeybee provides us with so much more than honey.
At the festival, in addition to browsing the vendor booths for freshly baked bread and quilted crafts, books and photography, flowers, handmade stationery, and so much more, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear brief talks on beekeeping, mead making, fiber arts projects, and comic strip creation. Goodman’s American Pie will be making their first public appearance with their all-new portable beehive pizza oven. Honey-crust and honey-themed pizzas anyone? It’s sure to be delicious! There will even be a table for kids (of all ages) to make a simple craft. Admission is free. The festival runs from 10am through 4pm. Check out our festival page on facebook for updates.
If you’re anywhere near the Okemo Valley in Vermont this weekend, be sure to swing by the Vermont Golden Honey Festival at Golden Stage Inn. We can’t wait to see you!