Here’s the wrap-up on another successful event. Today was suppose to be the first of our two-day Pecan Fest Trade Day but we did so well that we decided tomorrow should be devoted to bee work that involves recording more videos as well as putting together a big mail order we have received for the holidays coming up. Plus we heard it would be slower tomorrow so we thought we could use the rest a bit.
We had a lot of fun, as usual. Check out who came by to visit – the Squirrel mascot of Pecan Fest. It is amazing how big this event has become over the years. I remember when we went to one of the first ones down in the pecan bottom at Starcke Park – you could cover it in an hour or so. Now? We have Pecan Fest events in several venues all over town.
Once again, we want to thank everyone who stopped by the GBR booth today. Several people came by and told us they enjoyed seeing us again at Pecan Fest after seeing us at a previous event. They also shared that they’ve been enjoying the honey they bought in the past. The only bad part of the whole day is seeing our honey start to sell out. I mean, once it’s gone, it’s gone. That’s it until next season folks. That’s next summer! One of our new loyal customers quickly bought another two jars once she saw how few jars we had left. That was nice. The huajilla honey was received very favorably by the crowd, despite being from bee yards about an hour and a half away. The flavor really sells it, just like the mesquite has. People often approach the booth feeling like they know they ONLY want the local wildflower. But once they tasted the mesquite or huajilla, they often changed to one of those flavors.
Favorite comments from today:
- Aren’t the bees different, because isn’t that how the flavor of the honey is determined?
- Where’s the king of the hive?