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The Story of Honey: Sarah Red Laird (American Beekeeping Federation)

July 28, 2017 @ 9:50 am – 10:30 am
Skagit Valley College Brewing Academy (SVCBA)

A description from a Bee Girl Honey jar reads “This honey drips onto your palate like the morning sun dappling through a lace curtain onto an overstuffed down comforter.  Next, it moves you to the lakeshore, where you suck on butterscotch candies while the sunrays glint off the water surface.  The finish is hot and sweet, like a confection straight from the oven.”  Did you know that honey was capable of so many flavors and images?  Did you also know that one bee will only produce 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime?  Join this workshop to learn more about the wondrous world of honey, the bees that make it, and which bread goes best with the honey described above!

Sarah Red-Laird

Sarah is the founder and Executive Director of the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a mission to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, their flowers, and our food system. She is a graduate of the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation with a degree in Resource Conservation, focused on community collaboration and environmental policy. Aside from running the Bee Girl organization’s programs, Sarah is the Kids and Bees Director for the American Beekeeping Federation, is an active member of the Northwest Farmers Union, the Western Apicultural Society’s Oregon Director, the Regional Representative for the Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association, and a brand ambeesador for Mountainsmith. When she is not tirelessly working with bees, beekeepers, kids, farmers, land managers, and policy makers, Sarah heads for the hills with a camera, backpack, and her best friend, Sophie the Yellow Lab.