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Orland buzzes for bees at the Honey Bee Festival

ORLAND, Calif. - Hundreds of people made their way to the Olivarez Honey Bee Farm for the 10th annual Honey Bee Festival in Orland.

Posted: Apr. 15, 2018 12:53 PM

ORLAND, Calif. - Hundreds of people made their way to the Olivarez Honey Bee Farm for the 10th annual Honey Bee Festival in Orland.

Some spectators came as early as 9 a.m. and paid as high as $5 to view products made from honey.

There were also games, live music, a bounce house and food, but the main idea of the event was to encourage others to own honey bees in their neighborhoods.

The owner of Olivarez Honey Bees, Ray Olivarez Jr., said that bees are declining and the event is a great opportunity to save the bee population.

“With the problems that people have been hearing about in the media, bees are struggling right now. So there’s a hot big interest in helping the bees along so there’s a lot of people who are wanting to raise their own bees. And we feel like it’s our job for them to be successful so we’re trying to educate them.” Olivarez Jr. said.

And here’s a fun fact from the owner, he says it takes about 2,000 trips for a bee to make one tablespoon of honey.

Olivarez Honey Bees will host this event again next year on the second Saturday in April.

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