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Honey Buzztival

Join us for a sweet escape celebrating all things NC honey!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time // 10 am-2 pm
Where // Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
Address // 400 block Fayetteville St, City Plaza


Make a beeline for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market's annual Honey Buzztival to celebrate the health benefits, history, and apiculture of North Carolina honey. Take a peek inside a beehive, indulge in delectable honey-infused tastings, and enjoy family-friendly festivities while learning about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.

The Market will be "abuzz" with honey activities including:

LIVE FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS: At 11:30, join buku Chef Amanda Haisley for a live food demo and then at 12:30, Chef Michael Rigot from Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen. 

LOCAL HONEY VENDORS: Shop and taste NC honey and products from: Javier DeVivero, Raleigh Honey and Hive, Carolina Bee Company, Ben Crawley (aka "Mr Buzz") and Steve Hildebrand Bees

BEE-HIVE DEMO:  Get all the buzz with Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand who will host a live bee-hive demo, discussing the importance of honey, pollination, and the increasingly interdependent relationship between people and apis mellifera.

HONEY BUTTER STATION:  There will be a station for kids to mix up their own honey butter! A mix of heavy whipping cream and local honey. Yum!

FARM-FRESH FARE: Dine on local lunch options or grab a box lunch from market vendors buku, Kimbap, Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen and The Pit.

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy the latest and greatest of folk/rock music from Russ Thompson.