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Wappinger Honey Festival

 

Join us for a free community event in celebration of National Honey Month at our Wappinger store on Saturday, September 8th from 9am-4pm.

LECTURES • WORKSHOPS • CRAFTING WITH PRODUCTS OF THE HIVE • VENDOR EXHIBITIONS • HONEY TASTINGS • INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSIONS • DEMONSTRATIONS • BOOK SIGNING • KIDS’ HONEY CONTEST (Register Here)

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Paul Cappy
New York State Department of Agriculture, New York State apiarist, respected honey bee authority, mentor and lecturer

Dennis Remsburger
Professional beekeeper, entrepreneur, maple sugar producer, master craftsman of products of the hive, mentor and lecturer

Patricia Bono
Professional Beekeeper, founder of “Bee Wellness” program, devoted and respected honey bee and beekeeper activist, author and international award winner for service to honey bees

Robert Spaccarelli
Estate and farm environmental management professional, landscape designer, beekeeper, mentor, lecturer and author of Living Simple in the 21st Century

Justin Seelaus
Farm manager of organic Obercreek Farm, owner of Wild Lea Farm, high tunnel set up, management and sustainable crop specialist, respected beekeeper, mentor and lecturer

Numerous other distinguished beekeeping experts will be presenting throughout the event in the display tent.

 

GUEST OF HONOR:

Daymond John
Entrepreneur, television personality, author, motivational speaker and beekeeper

 

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS ON:

• The current and future of beekeeping in New York State
• Keeping honey bees as a profession
• Developing a sustainable apiary
• Yesterday, today and tomorrow with the Varroa mite
• Bee flowers as primary sources of essential nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and lytes) for honey bees. Which ones, what and when…
• The longitudinal hive
• The Slovenian AZ hive
• Crafting with products of the hive
• Bee wellness display
• Processing honey and honey tasting
• The future: how to educate our children, youth and families about honey bees

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How to Enter Flowers at the Dutchess County Fair

Join us for this free seminar in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00am presented by Sue Adams (of Mark Adams Greenhouses), her daughter Becky Adams, and Liz Tegtmeir from the Dutchess County Fair. Learn how to enter your flowers in the horticulture competitions at the Dutchess County Fair. From growing to arranging to creating – be part of the fair, and maybe win a ribbon!

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