Most fruit trees and vegetable species are entirely dependent on bees to produce and there's no artificial replacement for natural pollination.
That's why Palisade is hosting its 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival.
Tonight, the Blue Pig Gallery hosted the kick-off event for the 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival.
The hope behind the event is simply, bring the disappearance of the honey bee to the to the public's attention.
This festival is not only about celebrating the honey bee, but it’s also about education, with of number of presentations about the bee.
With palisade being known for its agriculture, it's no surprise that it is the home of the Honey bee Festival.
Saturday’s events include presentations at the Wine Country Inn. Plus there will be wine tasting at Grande River Vineyards, St. Kathryn’s Cellars, and Meadery of the Rockies. Vendors will be setup in Palisade’s Downtown area from 11:00am to 5:00pm. There will also be an “Artsy Fartsy Yard Sale” at 6th and Main Street from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The evening entertainment will be available at the Palisade Town Center Plaza and the Blue Pig Gallery fro 5:00pm to 8:00pm.