On Saturday, February 17th the first Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival will be held at the Yachats Commons from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature the opportunity to taste a variety of locally produced honeys as well as information about attracting pollinators to the garden, beekeeping and much more.
The festival includes speakers, displays, vendors, honey tastings, a children’s puppet show, information on beekeeping, pollinators, pollinator friendly gardening , special dishes and beverages featuring honey, and pollinator themed goods and crafts – about town.
Participants include representatives from Central Coast Beekeepers Association, The Oregon Bee Project, Pollinator Restoration Project, Shonnard’s Nursery, The Thyme Garden, Mushroom People’s Honey, Honey Tree Apiaries, J.W. Mercantile, Penny’s Puppet Productions, as well as a full schedule of presenters, including
Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, OSU and Oregon Bee Project, and Dr. David Gordon, Emeritus Professor of Entomology, PSU.
Intended as a family fun event, the Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival will have plenty for all ages to enjoy. There will be a children’s area, an observation hive, and a special puppet presentation on honeybees. In addition, many local merchants and restaurants throughout Yachats will participate in the honey theme.
For additional information about the above two very special events check the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.yachats.org.