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Rebecca Dane
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The Northwest Honeyfest is held in Stevensville, MT  September 11, 2010.  The event is from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Vendors, workshops, music and culinary demonstrations.  They are showing how to start a hive and how to harvest the honey.

 
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If that's the fest I'm thinking of they might have a vendor that sells mead there.  Kind of potent stuff made from honey but it definitely takes you back in time when you drink a cup or two haha.
 
Rebecca Dane
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Most likely they will be selling Mead there.  Mead is a fermented beverage made from honey.  Much like a sweet desert wine.
 
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This was today! :\
 
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I really wanted to go but bald tires plus two birthday parties made it a no go.  At least there is that Sunday Street thing on Higgins tomorrow.  That should be a blast!
 
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The Bee Festival was fun but not as informative as I'd hoped. There was a large display in the educational building of a glass pane with many many bees inside. But there was no one explaining what they were doing or what the purpose of the demonstration. It was just bees being bees.

Has anyone seen this sort of display before? Is it demonstrating the process by which bees make honey?

I was also a little disappointed they didn't have any information on the vanishing bees--but I was happy to see so many of them in attendance. Also, free wildflower seeds and hagen daaz.
 
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I was there.  I interviewed five beekeepers about colony collapse disorder and learned how several of them ship their hives to southern california for the pecan pollination.  Got it on video.  The expert guys at the university seemed to not really want to be on video.



 
Rebecca Dane
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I went to the festival and was a bit disappointed .

For it being the 31st annual, it was VERY small, and did not justify having to pay to get in.  I think it is great they had the demonstrations on how to start bees and harvest honey.  The honey tasting was yummy and of course the mead tasting.
 
Lisa Allen
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New date:  September 10, 2011 (Saturday)
http://visitmt.com/categories/moreinfo.asp?IDRRecordID=17611&SiteID=1

As an aside, Big Sky Beekeepers of Missoula has a new website/blog/forum:
http://bigskybeekeepers.hoop.la
 
Lisa Allen
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Snap!  I hear this event was cancelled - so I guess just visit the Big Sky Beekeepers, and look around for other links to network with other Montana Beekeeping and Honey folks!!
 
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