September 10, 2009
AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye
Did you know September is National Honey Month? Celebrate the importance of honeybees at the only honey festival in Ohio. Visiting the Lithopolis Honeyfest on Saturday September 12th.
- Participate in honey tasting and learn about the flavor and textures of honey around the world presented by the Ohio State Beekeepers Association.
- The Busy Beehive Kids Booth will include arts & crafts, face painting, hair decorating, as well as naturalists from Slate Run Metro Park.
- At the Central Ohio Beekeepers Association Booth, kids can try on a beekeepers suit and learn all about beekeeping.
- Observe a honey extraction at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm on the east side of the grounds presented by the Scioto Valley Beekeepers.
- You can also observe the creation of bee beards at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm presented by Arnold Crabtree, The Bee Man, on the small stage on Columbus Street.
- Learn about the honeybee's contribution to mankind at Noon and 2:00 pm with beekeepers Dave and Anna Holl.
- Enjoy a beehive inspection at 1:00pm and 3:00 pm with Ohio Department of Agriculture Beehive Inspector Barbara Blotcher