Honeybee festival all the buzz in Palisade

Take time away from the honey-do list and take your honey to the Palisade International Honeybee Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 13–14, in Palisade.

The fourth annual festival will start with a reception and show from 5–8 p.m. Friday at The Blue Pig Galley, 101 W. Third St. The show features “apiculturally-themed artwork” as well as encaustics and batiks utilizing bee’s wax, according to a news release. Appetizers and mead, from The Meadery of the Rockies, will be served.

On Saturday, the festival will open at 11 a.m. at the Palisade Town Plaza on Third Street. There will be live music and dancers from Colorado Mesa University, street vendors, a spelling bee, food and beverages, hands-on activities for children and educational presentations including one from CMU professor and Daily Sentinel science columnist Gary McAllister speaking on beekeeping.

Shuttle services will be available, courtesy of the town of Palisade, with stops at the Wine Country Inn, downtown Palisade, the Palisade Community Center where the Palisade Art Lovers Spring Show in on display, and the Meadery of the Rockies where there will be tours to show how honey-based mead is made.

Go to palisadehoneybeefest.com or call 464-5777 for information.


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