BCN Honey Festival: Barcelona’s Sweet New Festival

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When it comes to what’s hot in food right now, food festivals are a trend you don’t want to miss. Barcelona has it’s fair share of food festivals year round, but this spring an exciting newcomer has arrived on the scene. The BCN Honey Fest arrives May 20 in the Parc de la Ciutadella, and is already creating a buzz.

The BCN Honey Fest offers everything you could dream of, from honey infused food and drinks to taste, to demonstrations and workshops, and a full program of interactive, educational, and fun activities all day for the entire family. A market area will be offering all honey and bee related goods from local vendors. Also featured, Bee Talks, a series of scientific and cultural presentations lating only fifteen minutes each on the many aspects of honey and bee life.

However, what makes the BCN Honey Festival so sweet is it’s unique cause. The BCN Honey Festival, while also celebrating the deliciously sweet, focusses on the plight of the honey bees, who have faced a steadily declining population for the past thirty years. This is thought to be due to a reduction of habitat and the use of pesticides. As one of the largest pollinators in the world, they are responsible for one third of what we eat. This means that without these tiny tireless workers, grocery store shelves and market stalls would be nearly empty. 

Although the Honey Festival might be new to Barcelona, co-founder Steve Rogenstein has been one of two organizers of the NYC Honey Festival in New York. Using his experience, he has prepared a unique and delicious festival that will be fun for the whole family. Come by the Parc de la Ciutadella the BCN Honey Festival on May 20, because it will be too sweet to miss.

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