2013 NYC Highline Honey Day!
Don’t BEE afraid! This is the one festival that was sweeter than the rest. This past week in NYC, High-line visitors had a chance to celebrate honey bees and more importantly, their HONEY. I know what you’re thinking; ‘Bees? But don’t they sting?’ Why celebrate these buzzing buddies?
Honeybees are crucial for the pollination of our crops, without them there would be no food! In the city, honeybees gather nectar and pollen from street trees, flowerbeds, backyard gardens, and public parks to make honey.
First stop, the observation stations; A honey bee exploration station hosted by Brooklyn Grange allowed visitors of all ages to chat with urban beekeepers and get an up-close-and-personal look at live bees using their flower power. You could even get a glimpse at an actual queen bee! A representative from the Grange dished out all kinds of fun facts. For example, did you know that bees use a ‘wiggle dance’ to communicate? Unbeeelievable!
Walking along the highline, spectators tasted, smelled, and felt everything honey related. From candles and honey gelato, to honey & sugar body scrubs. All the vendors had one goal, to help support the local bee artisans.
This was a great event for kids and adults (they even had honey beer and pie!) to indulge in.
Interested in more? Look for the official NYC Honey Festival in on September 7th in Rockaway Beach.
More about Brooklyn Grange!
Brooklyn Grange is a commercial urban farm, meaning we grow food and sell it. We want farming to become a thriving and viable industry in the urban setting, and we aim to promote city farmers by providing them with a living wage and reliable livelihood.