Hays County Honey Festival at Vista Brewing

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Hays County Honey Festival at Vista Brewing

Date: July 27, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the amazing honeybee! A free, family-friendly event with beekeeping education, harvest demos, honey tastings and more!

Join us at the Vista ranch on Saturday, July 27 from 12 to 4 pm for a celebration of all things HONEY, presented by the Texas Natural Beekeepers Association and Vista Brewing.

From 12 to 4 pm, you can enjoy:

  • Honeybee education, including an observation hive, a frame of live and active honeybees in a fully enclosed box with a viewing window
  • Honey tastings from apiaries around Hays County - taste the natural variance in honeys based on what bees have foraged
  • Live demonstrations of extracting & spinning honey
  • Honey food specials from the Vista Grill
  • Kids’ activities including a scavenger hunt, coloring sheets, color a bee box
  • Hosted walk to the Vista apiary
  • Demonstration of how to render pure beeswax using a solar melter
  • Samples of Hive Mind Honey Ale, the third iteration of Vista's award-winning collaboration with local beekeepers and made with wild yeast swabbed from a Vista honeybee
  • The release of the 2024 harvest from Vista's onsite apiary, all natural comb honey and raw honey

Vista Brewing is a 21-acre ranch in the Hill Country town of Driftwood, just 25 minutes southwest of Austin. Vista has a 16-hive apiary on site, which helps in pollination of our onsite vegetable farm. Vista also intentionally planted 7+ acres of wildflowers to support our honeybees.

Visit with these local partners:

  • Our friends from the Texas Natural Beekeepers Association will be onsite if you’re interested in learning how to get started beekeeping. Their mission is to encourage an educated and intelligent nature-centric management of honey bee colonies with the end goal of a chemical-free and sustainable approach to beekeeping and honey making.
  • BeeMindful, a local business with over 60 years beekeeping experience offers Treatment-Free Beekeeping, Horizontal Hives, Apprenticeships, Consultations, AG Services, Speaking, Community Outreach
  • Hunter's Hive Candles is a a family owned and operated business that sells scented beeswax candles. All of our products are made with pure, filtered beeswax and are infused with essential oils.
  • More partners to be annouced!

Honey Menu Specials to Be Announced

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Hays County Honey Festival at Vista Brewing
July 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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