Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright

Now this is the place to bee!

Buzz on over to Wave Hill for Honey Weekend, an annual celebration of our beloved honey bees and the sweet fruits of their labors. This year, Honey Weekend offers a candlemaking workshop, a buzzy Family Art Project, honey-extraction demonstrations, an information station all about hives and honey and, in The Shop at Wave Hill, in-store tastings of local, artisanal honey and gourmet honey products with Catskill Provisions, Mike’s Hot Honey, Seaway Trail Honey and John & Kira’s Honey Caramel Chocolate Bees! Whether you stay for part of the festivities or attend all of the events, Honey Weekend at Wave Hill is the place to bee! All events take place on both Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, and are free with admission to the grounds and do not require registration, unless otherwise indicated.

What: Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

When: October 4 and 5, 2014, rain or shine!

Where: Wave Hill

Schedule:

Family Art Project: Be a Bee, Saturday and Sunday, 10AM–1PM, Wave Hill House
West 249 Street and Independence Avenue
Join us for this Family Art Project classic. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup
and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a cardboard hive of six-sided cells and forage
in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and dance at 12:30PM, weather permitting.

Candlemaking Workshop, 11AM–3PM, Wave Hill House
Beeswax has been used for centuries in art, woodworking and in religious ceremonies. Try
your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy. Materials
fee: $15 per kit, which includes enough to make several candles.

Honey Tasting, 11AM–4PM, The Shop at Wave Hill
You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few,
then purchase your favorite to take home. Gourmet honey producers and chocolatiers
will be on hand each day. Visitors will also be able to sign up for a jar of Wave Hill’s
own “Liquid Gold” honey, harvested from our hives over Honey Weekend. Limit one jar
per customer while limited stock lasts.
 On Saturday, enjoy tastings of Catskills Provisions’ raw honey (and chocolate-honey truffles and honey-infused marinades), while Brooklyn-based Mike’s Hot
Honey shows off how deliciously its chili pepper-infused honey pairs with
pizza, chicken, roasted veggies and more.
 On Sunday, enjoy Seaway Trail Honey’s popular range of award-winning
honeys, highlighting the role of seasonal flowers in honey. The unique flavor of
John & Kira’s Chocolates’ Honey Caramel Chocolate Bees comes from the
fragrant, basswood honey supplied by the Draper Family Apiaries in north-central Pennsylvania.

Honey Extraction Demonstration, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30PM, Ecology Building
How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey
from our resident honeybees.
Hives and Honey Information Station, 1–3PM, Perkins Visitor Center
Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive and learn fascinating facts about
honeybees.

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