Festival to feature June Bee tea party and parade for kids, and a special visit from Pennsylvania’s Honey Queen
It takes an average worker bee five to six weeks just to produce one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey . Easton Farmers’ Market is celebrating that hard work – and 1 the delicious results – in its annual June Bee Jamboree – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 23.
The event coincides with National Pollinator Week (June 18-24) and puts honey on center stage. Pennsylvania’s Honey Queen, as well as the American Honey Queen, will visit to talk to families about the beekeeping and honey industries. They’ll also show a mini hive, offer sweet recipes and honey sticks.
Kids (and pups) can dress in their bee best for the day, and attend a June Bee Jamboree Tea Party and special storytime with the Honey Queen at 11 a.m. ($3), or take part in the June Bee Parade at noon (free).
Stagecoach Orchard Apiaries’ “Honey Man” Peter Sliwka will host a beekeeping demo at 10:30 a.m. Guest vendor Tassot Apiaries will sell their honey, beeswax candles, soap, lip balm and other products.
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company will have its Apiarius honey ale at the Local Libations tent.
The market will also feature live music by children’s performer, Miss Maggie (10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-noon).
Visit Eastonfarmersmarket.com for a complete list and details of the vendors and producers for the 2018 season.