EUGENE, Ore. — Veteran and novice beekeepers are coming together this weekend for GloryBee Foods Annual Bee Weekend.
The GloryBee Foods parking lot just off Highway 99 was filled with vendors and visitors for the 40th year. There are demonstrations and you can try some free honey.
Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to learn about the key role these insects play in our lives.
“Bees are so important some people say that the statistics show that for every third bite that we eat, bees are responsible for that bite by pollenating those crops,” said Alan Turanski, GloryBee Foods Vice President.
The free event runs through Saturday. It kicks off at 9 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m.
Demonstrations will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.