Oregon ridge nature center council

Due to the impending storm the Honey Harvest festival has been cancelled.
Master Plan Input (in person) Meeting Rescheduled for Oct. 8th - Details on the News and Views page

Due to the impending storm the Honey Harvest festival has been cancelled.

Master Plan Input (in person) Meeting Rescheduled for Oct. 8th - Details on the News and Views page

Honey Harvest Festival

  • Children’s Crafts
    (additional fees apply) 
  • Animal Encounters
    12 p.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.
  • Open Hive Demos
    11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Honey Extraction
    12:30 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Painting
    (additional fee applies) 
  • Cider Making 
  • 1850s Tenant House Tour 
  • Fall Family Games 
  • Vendors and Crafters 
  • Flexilicious Street Food – Food Truck 
  • Meet Local Beekeepers and more! 

$5 per car at the gate includes admission.
Additional fees apply to some activities and crafts. 

Cancelled for 2022, will return in October of 2023.


Ten Educational Stations!

• Native Pollinators
Learn about Native Pollinators and make a Seed Bomb.

• Planting for Pollinators
Learn about Native Plants and what you can do to Support the Pollinators.

• Honeybee Navigation
Honeybee Communication. Learn how the Waggle Dance works and give it a try.

• Beekeeping Equipment
Smokers, coveralls, hats, veils, gloves, boxes, frames, hive tools and brushes.

• Beeswax
Learn where the wax comes from and what it is used for.

• Honey Extraction
Learn how beekeepers get the honey out of the comb and into the bottle.

• Bee Stings
Which bees can sting, why do they sting and what to do if you are stung.

• Parts of a Beehive
Comb, honey storage, brood, queen cells, drone cells, pollen storage and more.

• Types of Honey
Wildflower, Black Locust, Clover and so many more. Taste a few different types of Honey.

• No Pollinators, no Food!
Learn which fruits and vegetables are dependent on pollinators.