Monday, June 28, 2010

~ National Pollinator Week Celebration ~

This past Saturday , Curious J and I visited our local organic marketplace , the N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers were having a National Pollinator Week celebration.

Curious J watching the demonstration of a beekeeper working with his bees , we saw a baby bee emerging from it's egg.

This nice lady was showing him how to make a beeswax candle .

................... you roll it , slow and steady.

This display had the Queen Bee marked with a blue dot and if you found her , you received a paper button that said " I found the Queen Bee ". We spotted her so we both got a button.

There were different flavors of honey you could taste , they all tasted wonderful. My favorites were the lavender and the tupelo honey.

This lady was demonstrating paper making , all the children made a small sheet of paper.

The herb gardens are beautiful at the marketplace , there was a band playing up on the deck.

Another corner of the herb garden .......................

I hope to have an herb garden that's as beautiful as this one one day and some honey bees to help pollinate it. We had a wonderful time , Curious J really enjoyed learning about honey bees and it was a very relaxing event.
~ Bee Blessed ~


AkasaWolfSong said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. My friend is a beekeeper in Florida and she brought me some Tupelo Honey for Christmas and it is very, very good!

Loved your Pictures! :)

Bright Blessings!

Lib said...

Wow, what a Lovely day of learning!
I always have a jar of local honey .
I love honey and use it daily.
Have a great wk.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi AkasaWolfSong ~ Welcome to my blog. I read your last comment and I'm glad you've enjoyed reading my blog. That was a great Christmas gift you received!

~ Bee Blessed ~

Millie said...

How fun. I would love to learn more about bees. Secretly, I'd like to even try raising some. Curious J looked like he was truly enjoying himself.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, that looks like a fun way to spend the day!!

I was told that the conditions had to be just right in order for bees to produce honey.

I love honey. I created a hot chocolate drink today without using milk or sugar. I mixed honey with cocoa and ginger tea. I liked it. Not sure if anyone else would though. lol!

Thanks for stopping in. Sorry
about the little otter. So sad.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

That is one amazing day you had with your little man. I would love visiting something like this and beeswax candles - very nice.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Lib ~ My Grand Daddy had honey bees , so I was taught at an early age to appreciate honey bees. I hope to pass that love of bees and honey on to my girls and the grands too.

Hi Millie ~ Maybe you should give beekeeping a try , I hope to have a hive within the next two years. I'm busy learning about goats right now , so I'm waiting awhile for the bees , but I'm trying to learn more about them.

Hi Flassie ~ That drink sounds delicious to me , may give it a try soon.

Hi Vickie ~ It was a fun day and the beeswax candles were cute , about 3 inches tall.

I was wondering , does anyone read these return comments or would it be better to blop over and leave the comment on your blog. If you read this , leave a comment so I'll know.

~ Bee Blessed ~

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Marie S said...

Wow this looks like it was a blast.
I love bees.
What a great place to visit.
We are lucky enough to have lots of them here on the place, but we don't use pesticides.
Have a great day!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Marie ~ It was a fun outing. Glad to hear there are lots of honey bees buzzing around your place. We don't see to many here anymore and it worries me that nature is out of balance around here.

~ Bee Blessed ~