In addition to bees, honey, and beeswax candles, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s first Glengarry Honey Fair on Aug. 13 also included flowers and plants. One such vendor was Appledale Farms. Pictured is Paige McCabe with some of her fresh-cut flowers from her Apple Hill farm. Casselman Photo
By Sandy Casselman
AgriNews Staff Writer
DUNVEGAN – Live bees, honey, beeswax candles, bee houses, flowers, and plants were just some of the features visitors found when they attended the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s first ever Glengarry Honey Fair.
The Aug. 13 event also included a kids’ activity section, silent auction, barbecue, and access to the museum buildings, as well as a speaker series and garden tour. The one-room schoolhouse showcased several local artists’ work, as well. Event sponsors included South Nation Conservation, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, Maxville Home Hardware, Rurban Brewing, and Buvette du Marché gastropub.
The speaker series included Glengarry Bee Farm’s Natalie Phillips, who spoke about how hives work, Maple Dreamlane Farm’s Michael Mazur, who spoke about pollinators, Honey from the Glen’s Linda Burgess, who shared her expertise on cooking with honey, and museum chair Matthew Williams, who presented the honey competition results and door prizes. Horticulturalist Ann White from the Maxville Horticultural Society led the garden tours at the museum’s Star Inn.
“The museum has grown over the years from the original charm of the Star Inn, the Campbell log barn, a period drive shed, and the Roxborough town hall,” the museum’s member recruitment pamphlet states. “Today, the property is also home to a trapper’s cabin, a one-room schoolhouse, the Olivier Hamelin blacksmith shop, the Stewart barn, the Dunvegan Orange Lodge, and the Williams Pavilion.”
Up next for the museum’s 2022 Summer Series of events is the Sept. 11 Harvest Fall Festival and Cow Pie Bingo, which will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 1645 County Road 30 in Dunvegan. For more information, visit the museum website (GlengarryPioneerMuseum.ca) or email (email@example.com).