Honey Stop

Sunday, August 1, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at O’Brien Park on Mainstreet

The annual Town of Parker Honey Festival is buzzing its way back for another BEE-utiful event. Families will enjoy this free community event while learning about the benefits of the honey bee.

Bee a Guest

  • See hives and how bees make honey
  • Learn from local beekeepers
  • Learn how bees and other insects help your garden grow
  • Create honeybee crafts
  • Try on a beekeeper’s suit
  • Sample honey
  • Enter a drawing to win bee-friendly plants
  • Enter a drawing to win a beekeeping starter kit
  • Take home oodles of beekeeping materials to build your own hive and harvest honey like a pro!

Bee Events in the Gazebo

9:30 – 9:50 p.m. How to become a beekeeper
10:00 – 10:00 p.m. Storytime
10:30 – 10:50 p.m. Native Bees
11:00 – 11:10 Storytime
11:30 – 11:50 Pollinators
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Jeapor”bee”

Bee Friendly Exhibitors

Wander the festival grounds and talk to local beekeepers selling local honey and other products from the hive. Beekeepers are always eager to share their knowledge and passion for their craft. Natural Grocers will be on hand to educate you on the healthy properties of natural honey. Tagawa Gardens will be there with bee-friendly plants to raffle. Taste delicious treats made with honey by the Parker Arts Chef. Pick up a free honey stick and learn about Parker’s Cultural and Scientific Commission. Find health and beauty products made with honey and beeswax. Learn about the vital role of honey bees and other pollinators in the production of our food. Check out the local beekeeping club, the SouthEast Beekeepers and find out how to join this group if you aspire to be a beekeeper. More than 20 exhibitors and vendors are expected to participate in the Honey Festival.

Honey Vendors and Local Beekeepers
Your organization or business can participate in the Town’s annual Honey Festival. We are looking for event vendors to provide information, products and services. Vendors include, but are not limited to, bee keeping clubs and organizations, environmental and gardening resources, bee keeping and harvesting products, honey products, bee keeping demonstrations and hands on activities, and various supporting agencies.

Bee involved!

Individuals, organizations or businesses can participate in the The Honey Stop to provide information, products and services. Vendors include but are not limited to beekeeping clubs and organizations, environmental and gardening resources, beekeeping and harvesting products, honey products, beekeeping demonstrations and hands on activities, and various supporting agencies.

For questions or additional information please contact Sydney Mahnken, Outreach Specialist – Town of Parker Cultural Department, at 303.805.3370 or smahnken@parkeronline.org.

To participate in The Honey Stop as an exhibitor or vendor, please download, complete and submit an Exhibitor & Vendor Commitment Form to smahnken@parkeronline.org or PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO, 80138.

Parker Loves Bees!
Parker joined the ranks of Colorado municipalities to allow and promote urban beekeeping with the adoption of a new Town ordinance on Oct. 11, 2015. Click here to learn more about the Town of Parker beekeeping ordinance.