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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

Wappinger
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9am - 4pm