Midwest Honey Fest
June 8, 2019
Firehouse SmokeJumper Station
23858 US-385, Hill City, SD 57745
Did you know that the Dakotas are the two largest honey producers in the country? Join us as we celebrate South Dakota's state insect at the first Midwest Honey Fest on June 8, 2019 in Hill City.
Ticketed Honey Beer, Mead and Wine Fest - $16
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Ticket includes a souvenir logo tasting glass and unlimited samples.
Ticketed honey beer and mead festival with live music by Cambria String Band featuring both local and National honey brews.
Featured locals include Lost Cabin Beer Co., Remedy, Rushmore Brewing Co., Dakota Point, The Knuckle, Big Lost Meadery and many, many more!
Free local honey sampling
Bistro serving items crafted with local honey for purchase.
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free seminars by the WannaBee Beekeeping Organization
12:30 PM Honey Industry in South Dakota by Bob Reiner of SD Dept. of Agriculture
12:50 PM The Plight of the Honeybee by Beekeeper Jerry Owens
1:10 PM Beekeeping Basics by Tom Allen
1:30 PM Gardening and sustainability for bees by Michelle Grosek
1:50 PM Community Gardening and Youth Outreach by Sharon Oney
2:10 PM Supporting bees in you city by Jerry Owens
2:30 PM Planting the right seeds for bees by Darrel Kjerstad
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Basics of Mead Making - Free homebrewing demonstration by Bob Cronin and Tom Repas