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The Colorado Honey Festival comes to Wheat Ridge the weekend of Sept. 22-23, celebrating bees, beekeeping, pollinators of all kinds and, of course, honey.

The Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, 7043 W. 38th Ave.

Admission is free. Festival attendees can sample local honey from different Colorado beekeepers, listen to live music, visit educational booths, and attend presentations on the health benefits of honey, Beekeeping Basics, Bee-Safe Neighborhoods and more. Hot food will be available for purchase at the event.

Four Seasons is pet-friendly and has restrooms on site. Look for easy parking for the festival just east of the market, off of Reed Street.

Festival vendors and presenters include The Colorado Beekeepers Association, Denver Bee, AintMisBEEhaiving, The Honey People, iIndulge, Jack’s Stands & Marketplace, Little Brazil, Melissa Lemmons Jams and White Cat Silver, in addition to all the regular Four Seasons Market vendors.

Saturday presentations include:

  • The Health Benefits of Honey by Ray Story, Colorado Beekeepers Association, 10 a.m.
  • Bee Safe Neighborhoods, by Sustainable Eiber  (Lakewood Sustainable Neighborhoods), 11:30 a.m.
  • Beekeeping 101 by Jeff Curry, The Honey People, 12:45 p.m.
  • Who’s Who in Your Garden? Native Bees, Wasps, Bumblebees and More! by Colorado Beekeepers Association, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday presentations include:

  • A topic-to-be-announced workshop, 10:30 a.m.
  • Beekeeping Basics: How do I get Started as a Beekeeper? How do I Keep my Bees Alive Once I Have Them? by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, 1:30 p.m.

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