Spring Festival: Busy Bees
May 23, 2009 throughout the Historic District
Join us to celebrate Spring with a special emphasis on bees and honey. Learn how important these insects were to our ancestors (& continue to be today). Demonstrations & hands-on activities will include:
- Making a beeswax candle
- Using honey in the kitchen
- Medicinal uses for honey
- Bees & pollination in the garden
- Making Shoemaker's Wax
- Using Beeswax in trades
Heritage Puppet Productions will present two puppet shows,"The Beekeeper and the Bees" during the day at 1:00 & 3:00 in the Horton Center.
In addition to these demonstrations Old Salem is honored to host two local beekeepers, Buddy Marterre and Greg Norman. Mr. Marterre will have an observation hive available in the morning and give a presentation on beekeeping. Mr. Norman will present a talk on "Then and Now in Beekeeping" in the afternoon. Cloe's Farm will be on hand to sell honey, bee pollen, honey straws & honey candy.
May is a busy time in the gardens, and Old Salem's restored landscape will shine. Visit the new garden shop at T. Bagge merchant to bring home a piece of Old Salem's historic landscape for your own garden.
The Spring Festival has something for everyone & will be a fun day for the whole family.