Welcome Spring! As green pollen dusts our days, keep in mind that it’s not only a sign of Spring, but food for honeybees. It’s time to start thinking about your garden, and we’ve got some great local resources for plants, ideas and inspiration.

For garden inspiration:

Visit the Pollinator Paradise Garden at Chatham Mills Coop Market in Pittsboro or stop by the new Air Bee N’ Bee hotel at Durham Central Park!

And be sure to check out the link for the “Top 25 Pollinator Plants” by Debbie Roos, Sustainable Agriculture Agent, NC Cooperative Extension. Find all the best native pollinator plants for each season. Remember it’s important to keep the bees happy year-round!

Also don’t miss this Our State magazine article “7 Tips for Planting a Bee Friendly Garden in North Carolina” by Jodi Helmer, for tips on not only making your pollinator garden functional, but pretty too!

For finding the perfect plants:

Spring Plant Sale and Festival
At the North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Saturday, May 12, 3-7 pm
Celebrating North Carolina’s native plants, this springtime event features native plants from our own nursery and several local nurseries. Live music, food trucks, educational activities and a raffle all add to the festival-like atmosphere.

Gala in the Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum

Sunday, May 6, 2:30-6:00 pm
Join us for the Gala in the Garden and Rare Plant Auction. This signature event is designed for passionate gardeners, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the JC Raulston Arboretum with wine, craft beer, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Honeygirl will be there pouring our favorite flowering mead – Hibiscus Lemonthyme!

For some Springtime fun:

Here at Honeygirl Meadery, we are gearing up for a blossoming season with a bunch of events, new releases and updates. See below for what’s new and upcoming at Honeygirl!

Upcoming Events

Pints for Paws
Northgate Mall – Durham NC
Saturday April 14th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fundraiser for Durham APS, with craft beverages, live music, and more. Entrance fee, follow link for details.

Art in the Heart – Hillsborough Art Festival
150 E King St, Hillsborough NC
Saturday April 21st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Find us in the Beer Garden, with Mystery Brewing and Botanist and Barrel. Free admission, food/beverages and crafts for additional cost.

Adult Workshop: Honey and Mead
(in collaboration with the Museum of Life and Science)
105 Hood Street #6, Durham NC
Sunday April 22nd, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Entrance fee, advance registration – follow link for details.

Garden to Glass
a Durham City-County Appearance Commission event
Connecting bees, pollinator gardens and mead in Durham NC
Bull City Cool Food Hub, 902 N Mangum St, Durham, NC
Wednesday May 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm, free admission

Cupcake Pairing
w/ The Cupcake Bar

at Honeygirl Meadery
105 Hood Street #6, Durham NC
Friday May 4th, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
details to follow, additional charge, look for an event on our Facebook page

Mothers’ Day Weekend
at Honeygirl

Strawberry Champagne & other special events
details to follow, additional charge, look for an event on our Facebook page
105 Hood St #6, Durham NC
Friday May 11th, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday May 12th, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Sunday May 13th, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Prodigal Farms Baby Goat Festival
4720 Bahama Road, Rougemont NC
Popular family friendly day with the baby goats on the farm, local vendors, crafts, food & craft beverages. Entrance fee, see link for details. These events sell out quickly so reserve your space early.
Sunday May 13th, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday May 27th, 12:00 – 5:00pm

Guest Vendor at Hillsborough Farmers Market
430 Waterstone Dr, Hillsborough NC
Saturday May 19th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, free admission


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