Jacksonville Honey Bee Festival offers sweetness of education, shopping and more

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Bee Friends Farm recently celebrated National Honey Bee Day by holding the Jacksonville Honey Bee Festival on Aug. 18. 

Held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, the event provided attendees with an opportunity to learn about the basics of beekeeping, shop with local vendors, taste honey and more. 

The Buzy Bee Marketplace featured over 40 local artisans such as Apple Rose Beauty, Congaree and Penn, La Soucique Studio, Pawfection Bakery and Southern Blossom Florals, among others. The Bee a Kid Zone, hosted by Honey Bee A Keeper, a local company run by Teacher and Beekeeper Meghan Orman, provided kids with hands-on modules to learn about bee biology, how honey is produced and discover more about the environment around them. The Honey Bee Educational Annex hosted engaging, educational speakers who discussed backyard beekeeping and mead making, among other topics.

Visit http://www.beefriendsfarm.com/ to learn more about Bee Friends Farm. 

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