We are filling Saturday, April 28th with a day of Herbs, Hives and Honey. Join us for this educational and pleasurable day!
Our own bona fide BFF (Bee Friend Forever), Susan Gail Wood, will skillfully guide you though the selection and care of Bee Happy Herbs. Many of the most attractive herbs for bees thrive in our challenging climate, and an excellent selection will be available for purchase in our Herbal Marketplace. Remember - if the bees are happy, we’re all happy.
Beekeeper and new HSA-STU member Nicole Buergers will shine a provocative light on the commercial honey industry in her program, Don’t Be Fooled by Funny Honey – Know your Beekeeper. You’ll never be fooled again, and you can even go home with the real thing - authentic, intensely herbal, hyper-local honey from Nicole’s own beehives. Come early for the best selection.
If you love creating delicious food (or just enjoy eating it!), you won’t want to miss Sweet, Savory, and Tart – Honey and Herb Compositions from urbanCHEF. The professionals from urbanCHEF Cooking School will share their expertise with the versatile golden nectar. Before you know it, you’ll be famous for your own herbal honey masterpieces. This is way better than watching the cooking channel!
And finally, what’s old and new at the same time? If you said “mead”, you’re awesome! Mead is the oldest known fermented beverage and the latest ancient brew to be rediscovered and re-imagined! Maria Corsi, culinary archivist and medieval history scholar, will take us to Valhalla in her program, Ambrosia from the Bees – The Sweet History of Honey Wine. And if you’ve ever wondered where the “honeymoon” custom originated, you won’t have to wonder anymore.
The Herb Society of America - South Texas Unit
Member Crafts and Plants
We'll have all sorts of handmade items available for sale before the event and during breaks. We have a new line of natural body and bath products, including shaving soap, sugar scrubs, lotion bars and body butter. We will have the old standbys such as catnip bags, eye pillows shoe stuffers, and all natural dryer sheets.
We will have limited plants suitable for spring planting.
Guests will have the opportunity to shop before the talks and during breaks.