Speciality Food Fair 2018 introduces a new ‘edutainment’ element with a series of interactive workshops and expert talks.
ENTER THE BEEHIVE!
The Beehive zone will offer you the opportunity to learn about the world of bees, their honey and beeswax. A series of workshops led by the urban agriculture project, Infinity Farm, includes 2 x Honey Tasting workshops, a talk on beekeeping by a master beekeeper, and a hands-on beeswax wrap workshop. There will also be an observational beehive to view throughout the day with questions answered by the beekeeping experts.
Honey Tasting with Infinity Farm
See, smell and taste the layers of flavour in a selection of local honey’s from Polyfloral to Ivy and beyond, taste the difference between Belfast city and countryside honey while learning about how Honey Bees make this delicious and precious substance.
*A maximum of 20 participants in each Honey Tasting workshop on a first come, first serve basis.
Beeswax wrap workshop with Infinity Farm
Ditch the plastic and learn how to make beautiful and environmentally friendly reusable beeswax wrap made from 100% beeswax and 100% cotton the wrap can be used to keep food fresh as an alternative to plastic wrap or aluminium foil.
Beekeeping Talk & Observational Hive with master beekeeper, Bob Foy
If you are interested in beekeeping or just curious about the world of beekeeping, come along for a short talk by master beekeeper Bob Foy. Tonya from infinity Farm will be on hand also to answer questions about the quirks of beekeeping in a city environment.
Bob is also bringing along his Observational Hive which never fails to induce interest from children and can be viewed all day with Bob on hand for most of it to answer curious questions.
10.30am-11.30am Honey Tasting Workshop with Infinity Farm (morning session)
11.45-12.15pm Beekeeping talk with Master Beekeeper Bob Foy
12.30am-1.30pm Honey Tasting Workshop with Infinity Farm (lunchtime session)
2.00pm-4.00pm Beeswax wrap Workshop with Infinity Farm (drop in)
10am – 4.00pm Observational Beehive – drop in and ask questions!