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Joe Good, one of the founding members of the Ashford and District Beekeepers Association.

Joe Good, one of the founding members of the Ashford and District Beekeepers Association.

Joe Good, one of the founding members of the Ashford and District Beekeepers Association.

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THE annual Honey Festival organised by Ashford and District Beekeepers Association returns to the grounds of Ashford Heritage Centre this Saturday after an absence of two-years due to Covid.

The Honey Festival was last held in 2019 when it attracted a crowd of over 2,000 visitors.

Expert beekeepers will be on hand to provide insight into the world of bees and guests will also get a chance to look at some observation hives.

Members of Ashford and District Beekeepers Association will also be selling their honey a special, not to be repeated, festival prices. A tasting table will also be available so you can choose why type of honey you like best.

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There will also be stalls selling the likes of hardwood gifts, country relishes and sauces, organic remedies, handmade soaps, cupcakes, bee supplies, bee and insect houses and bird boxes. There will also be bee friendly plants, organic produce, demonstrations, an interactive Kiddies’ story telling corner, face painting, quizzes and more.

A barbeque is also planned, as well as refreshments and home-made cakes, while visitors will also be treated to some live music.

Awards will be presented to the winners of the children’s art and poetry competitions, and all entries will be on display in the Heritage Centre. The guest speaker will be Eanna Ni Lamhna who will talk about the of biodiversity to protect our pollinators.

The Honey Festival is free to attend and takes place this Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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