The Sweet History of Honey Harvest and Honey Tasting with Humble Bee Honey Company

Date: 06/09/2024
Time: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

What makes honey so dark or so light? How many varietals of honey are there? Why does honey crystalize? Why doesn’t honey need to be pasteurized? Learn the answers to these questions and much more during this engaging talk about the history of honey harvesting, purposeful beekeeping, and hives of past and present. Taste five varietals of honey from The Humble Bee Honey Company! 

This 90-minute program will feature a presentation and honey tasting. We suggest attendees arrive early to peruse handouts and informative materials prior to the presentation starting.

Catherine Wolko is a second-generation beekeeper and owner of The Humble Bee Honey company and the Hive @ The Pin, a farm store and honey house located in Oakville Ct. She is a listed speaker for the Federated Garden Clubs in CT, a member of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association, the American Beekeeping Federation, and a proud member of the Connecticut Farm Bureau. She is an advocator for the Farming Community and Beekeeper and volunteers at a community food bank and also a Watertown Lions Club member. She has spoken at libraries, churches, schools, symposiums and land trusts throughout the state of Connecticut. Her father was an avid gardener and became a beekeeper by chance by answering an advertisement for free bees. Her gift for gab and love for the outdoors and honey bees was her dad’s gift to her and to everyone she has met.

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