Oregon Honey & Mead Festival

2020 Info
Coming Soon!

Kids 8 and Under Free With Parent

All Day

Family Friendly 2019

Taste Honey and Mead from Oregon and Honeys from all over the world at the Sixth Annual Oregon Honey Festival! Watch how Honey bees work together to raise their families. Attendees learn the meaning of their sounds and dances and meet diverse Beekeepers including youth and elders from the Lakota Youth Beekeepers

who will share their unique understanding of Bees and

present their Honey for purchase. 

Attendees learn about various kinds of Hives (they aren't all alike!), as well as Mead-making, various Therapies and Remedies derived from Hive Products and the Best Therapeutic Plants to keep Bees Healthy. Kids can  see types of Bees in the Hive and get hands-on experience with putting together hive components.  Various musicians perform throughout the day including Carla Bauer, Cher and Stan and

next-gen Musicians, The Information Jazz Club.

Understand how to source, order and keep your Bees with info from Beekeeper, Noah Clipp and Learn how to catch a Swarm in Style from Portland Urban Beekeeper’s Association President, Mandy Shaw and watch the National Geographic short film that made her famous!

2019 Speakers

Marketplace

Live Music, Honey Mead, Jun, Organic, tasty treats and a silent Auction featuring everything from Pollinator Art to a Balloon ride, a B&B overnight and Show Tickets round out this day of Cascade Girl Bee Weekend at the Sixth Annual Oregon Honey Festival!

Buzz on in!

2019 Tasting and Exhibitors!
*Beelicious Honey . *Bee Happy Honey . *Davitt Apiaries . *Franz Apiaries . *Humblebee Honey . *Noah's Bees
Mead & Libations  *Oran Mor Artisan * Steamworks Meadery  *Nectar Creek
Chocolate: Dagoba  Cheese: Rogue Creamery
Hive Ware *Shastina Millwork  *JeffersonBeeCo
Hive 'n Health Products : *Davitt Apiaries *Valhalla Organics
Pollinator Artwork
Pickles, Jams: *AngelFarms  *Valhalla Organics
Savories:  *Bianca's Gourmet 
Breads: *RiseUp! Bakery
2019 Tasting and Exhibitors!
*Beelicious Honey . *Bee Happy Honey . *Davitt Apiaries . *Franz Apiaries . *Humblebee Honey . *Noah's Bees
Mead & Libations  *Oran Mor Artisan * Steamworks Meadery  *Nectar Creek
Chocolate: Dagoba  Cheese: Rogue Creamery
Hive Ware *Shastina Millwork  *JeffersonBeeCo
Hive 'n Health Products : *Davitt Apiaries *Valhalla Organics
Pollinator Artwork
Pickles, Jams: *AngelFarms  *Valhalla Organics
Savories:  *Bianca's Gourmet 
Breads: *RiseUp! Bakery
2019 Tasting and Exhibitors!
Honey Producers and Suppliers:  *Bee Happy Honey  *Cascade Girl *Gipson's Golden,*Lakota Honey Lodge *Noah's Bees *QueensBounty Honey *Wild Everlasting Farm By the River *Natural Grocers *Valhalla Organics
Mead & Libations  *Oran Mor Artisan * Steamworks Meadery  *Nectar Creek
Chocolate: Dagoba  Cheese: Rogue Creamery
Hive Ware *Shastina Millwork *The Right Hand *JeffersonBeeCo
 
Hive Wear: Waggle Works
Hive 'n Health Products :  *Valhalla Organics *The Herbal Gerbil
*Sacred Bee *Zoom Out Mycology
​Pollinator Artwork: Brook Nuckles Gentekos, Karin Grace Wares, Laura Ferguson
Pickles, Jams: *AngelFarms  *Valhalla Organics

Savories:  *Bianca's Gourmet, 

Breads: *RiseUp! Bakery

Call for 2020 Artists 

Show your art at the

Rogue Valley International Airport!

Date TBA

Calling for Volunteers!

Would you like to volunteer with the Cascade Girl Organization?We would LOVE to have you!

Call for 2020 Honey Producers!

Indulge your senses in our Amateur Honey Producer Competition

2020

Oregon Honey & Mead Festival

Date TBA

Calling for 2020 Exhibitors & Educators!

Would you like to

exhibit or educate at our 2020

Oregon Honey & Mead Festival?

We would LOVE to have you!

Date TBA

2020 Amateur Honey Producer Competition

 

 

Between 1 - 2 PM, Amateur producers will bring a copy of their: 

1. identification (which we may photocopy), 

2. A $5.00 entry fee

3. A Standard 8 oz Queenline jar of honey

to the Oregon Honey Festival (Ticket Required) at 255 E. Main St., Ashland Elks Lodge, 2nd Floor.

 

The Beekeeper will confirm that the honey was:

1.  Produced by bees for whom they were the primary beekeeper

2.  Produced in Oregon (Identify the zip code of the Harvest Location)

3.  Harvested between June 2019 and May 2020

4.  Labled by the beekeeper according to convention established by the National Honey Board

5. The Beekeeper will provide a description of the likely floral source if known

 

Samples will receive a verbal description by Honey Tasting Experts

 

First Prize: $30

Second Prize:  $20

Third Prize: $10

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Tickets

Event Locations

2020 info coming soon!

Oregon Honey Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ashland Elks Lodge #944

255 East Main Street

Ashland, OR 97520

Feminine Legacy Beekeeping Conference

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ashland Community Center and Pioneer Hall

73 Winburn Way

Ashland, OR 97520

The Area

Southern Oregon is known for theater at venues such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Camelot Theater, Holly Theater and the Craterian as well as wineries and excursions, delicious food and exquisite accomodation. Conference rates are available at Rogue Regency Inn in Medford, Neuman Hotel Group, Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast and Abigail's Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!

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Abigail's Bed and Breakfast

2015 2016  2017

Caleb LaPlante, Realtor

Lithia Park

Shoes

The Iris Inn B&B

2017 Platinum Sponsor

Southern Oregon Spine and Rehab

2019 Donation Tickets

A limited number of donation tickets for the Festival are available right now with a suggested donation of $10.

Our profits go to education, support of our Applied Environmental Sciences programs as well as conservation of Bees and other Pollinators. Kids eight and under can

attend free with a parent.

Interview with Geoff Riley on Jefferson Public Radio 

Bee appreciation continues its upswing in the United States.  Just take a look in your neighborhood, and see if any of your neighbors have planted pollinator gardens. 

Honeybees and their output are celebrated at the Annual Oregon Honey and Mead Festival in Ashland

Sharon Schmidt is a beekeeper and the festival founder.  She visits the studio, while JPR gets Amina Harris on the phone. 

Dr. Harris is the director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the University of California-Davis. 

Prepare to have many of your honey questions answered.  

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PO Box 263

Phoenix OR

97535

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