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Beekeeping: The Foxfire Way & Now

Beekeeping: The Foxfire Way & Now

Join us May 21st from 1pm-4pm at the Cedarock Park Historical Farm for a presentation by NC-certified beekeepers Ira Poston of Blueberry Hill Apiaries and Paul Jollay of the Glencoe Honey Company. Ira and Paul join us again this year to present a workshop on beekeeping practices, past and present. They will have honey to sample, honey for sale, a demonstration hive, take-home seeds to grow your own bee-friendly flowers, and copies of their favorite reference materials for participants to look through. Ira & Paul’s presentation was a favorite last year- don’t miss it!

Ira and Paul are members of the Alamance County Beekeepers, a chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association. Beekeeping will kick off the second year of the Foxfire in Cedarock Park program, a series of workshops celebrating Appalachian culture and tradition. Other programs to look forward to this year include canning in June, wood turning in July, the Preserving Our Heritage Festival in August, soapmaking in September, and the Fall Festival in October which features old-time farm games followed by Ghosts in the Park storytelling in the evening. Last year we celebrated mountain music, beekeeping, canning, the Heritage Festival, pottery, and the Fall Festival/Ghosts in the Park.

All programs are free and open to the public. Workshop leaders will share information about their trade, both how it was done in the past and modern practices. All programs include live demonstrations and/or hands-on activities, with information for participants to take home to learn more about the craft or trade. The Foxfire in Cedarock Park series is co-sponsored by Alamance Parks and Alamance County Public Libraries.