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Midwest Honey Fest-Firehouse Smokejumper Station
June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Did you know that North Dakota and South Dakota are the two leaders of honey production in the country?
Join us as we celebrate South Dakota’s state insect at the first Midwest Honey Fest.
Honey beer, wine and mead tasting + live music by Cambria String Band from 4-7 PM. $16 includes an event tasting glass and unlimited samples.
-Free honey sampling beginning at 1:00 PM
-Honey menu items available for purchase all day
THE BASICS OF MEAD MAKING 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Free homebrewing demonstration by Bob Cronin and Tom Repas
FREE SEMINARS BY THE WANNABEE BEEKEEPER ASSOCIATION
12:30 PM Honey Industry in South Dakota by Bob Reiner of SD Dept. of Agriculture
12:50 PM The Plight of the Honeybee by Beekeeper Jerry Owens
1:10 PM Beekeeping Basics by Tom Allen
1:30 PM Gardening and sustainability for bees by Michelle Grosek
1:50 PM Community Gardening and Youth Outreach by Sharon Oney
2:10 PM Supporting bees in you city by Jerry Owens
2:30 PM Planting the right seeds for bees by Darrel Kjerstad