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Lake in the Willows Apiary & Honey Tasting

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 17 from 10 to 5 at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, meet Joyce and Desmond
Simmons, owners of Lake in the Willows Apiary, Scott, Arkansas, where they tend over
75 beehives. This is a chance to taste samples of their delicious honey products,
including flavored creamed spreads made by Joyce. They will have a glass observation
beehive and a video that explains their harvest methods and commitment to saving bees
from extinction. The Simmons family will have a variety of beeswax candles, a beeswax
wood protector, as well as flavored lip balm. Desmond has been called “the Bee
Whisperer” due to his affinity with the little buzzers. They have been featured in the
magazine Arkansas Food & Farm, Summer 2018 issue. If you’re interested in becoming a
beekeeper, getting Desmond’s advice would get you started on the right path.
The Arkansas Craft Gallery is home to the Arkansas Craft Guild, a member
cooperative that has been promoting handcrafted in Arkansas since 1962. Just off the
Square at 104 E. Main, on hwy. 66, shopping includes a wide variety of arts and crafts.
This appearance coincides with a well-attended weekend, the Fifteenth Annual
Mountains, Music, & Motorcycles festival starting Friday, Aug. 16 and continuing
through Aug. 18 on the Court Square, downtown Mountain View. Blues musicians are a
change of pace from the usual folk music in front of the Courthouse. Riders enjoy the
beautiful winding roads of the National Forest and visits to outlying towns.


August 17, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm