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Recognizing Honey Month at The Fest!

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On September 27, 2019

The Hills Are Alive Fall Festival is Sunday, September 29th beginning at 11 AM–rain or shine.   Should inclement weather be forecasted, activities will be moved into the indoor riding arena. 

September is National Honey Month! Village of Barrington Hills, in honor of its pursuit to become a Bee City, is having a Honey Tasting Matchup at THE HILLS ARE ALIVE FALL FESTIVAL.  Beekeepers from the area have submitted their honey for the chance to receive the Proclamation of Best Honey at The Hills Are Alive. Who will it “Bee”?

Honey Lake Bee Co. is a family business in the Barrington Area.  Beekeeping started as a childhood hobby for Brian Thomson.  Thirty years later, Honey Lake Bee Company came to “Bee” with hives in the Barrington area, including Barrington Hills. In addition to honey, they offer pure beeswax candles and gift boxes. For their full story and products, visit honeylakebeecompany.com

Back 40 Bees, submitted by Christopher Wayman, is a hobbyist beekeeper.  He began beekeeping when his uncle didn’t want the hive boxes and lent them to Christopher. Through studying the trade via books, YouTube and mentors, Christopher has successfully collected his first harvest! BTW, it’s not for sale.

Mike Shackleton, together with his wife Sally, are hobbyist beekeepers right here in Barrington Hills. Their beekeeping hobby took “flight” when Mike gave Sally a beehive and all the equipment for her birthday. Two years later, the Shackletons were able to harvest honey in both the spring and fall.   BTW, it’s not for sale.

Saturdays Are For The Bees is an organization founded by three high school students (Max Adams, Ethan Smiley and Campbell Henry) with a mission to raise awareness around the importance of bees, and to inspire others to take an active part in protecting them. They livestream educational segments around bee conservation initiatives and provide live instruction during their beehive inspections. Profits generated from the sale of merchandise are donated to conservation initiatives.  For more information, visit Saturdaysareforthebees.com


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