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Buzz’n & Weav’n
August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate National Honey Bee Day over the entire weekend with us. The Buzz’n & Weav’n event pays homage to beekeepers whose labors insure that we have bees to pollinate crops while also exploring the art of hand spinning natural fibers from animals over the centuries.
Programs will include a bee petting zoo by Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association and Haley’s Honey Meadery will have mead, honey and bee pollen to share with visitors as they also explain the process to harvest and produce these sweet products. The Huguenot Beekeepers Association will display observation bee hives and explain the daily efforts and processes that these hard working little insects go through to provide so much to humankind.
The Clothos Handspinners Guild will demonstrate traditional and modern spinning wheels, drop spindles and share various activities of the fiber arts. Visitors will learn about the process to dye yarn and how that has changed over the years. In addition to our own sheep and their wool contribution, Mardelian Farms will have goats and a display with discussion about goat byproducts, milk and soap.
Craft activities will be included with admission for children to create and take home bee and sheep or goat related projects.
A specially tailored Tudor Hall Plantation walking tour will be offered. The Tudor Hall walking tour this particular weekend will focus on and incorporate the plantation activities surrounding beekeeping and production of their sweet delights. The various animals, such as our own sheep, that produce fiber will also be discussed along with types of products made from wool and other natural fibers.
All event activities and programs are included with regular daily paid admission.