The 26th Krakow Honey Harvest Festival

Between September 6th and September 8th 2019, there will be the 26th Krakow Honey Harvest in.
Once again, you are invited tot this event by the Krakow Beekeeper Association. On the second weekend of September, at the Wolnica Square we will find stalls with the richness of natural honey and other bee products.

For beekeepers, the Krakow Honey Harvest is a great opportunity for exchanging experiences, discussing and discovering news about taking care of their apiaries and beekeeper tools. For visitors, it is a a possibility to to buy rare honey, pollen and healthy food. Hobbyists can also deepen their knowledge about bees, bee products and the work of beekeepers.

The Honey Harvest is also plenty attractions for kids and grown-ups. Similarly as in the previous years, an integral part of the event will be the Bee Parade. Kids and adults dressed up in beekeeper costumes and bee-themed clothes will be presented at the Main Market Square. After that, they will go to the Wolnica Square in the rhythm of the Sorrir Por Favor band.

On Seootember 6th at Wolnica Square, there will be a charity called „The blood harvest”, during which all the volunteers and the members of the Krakow Beekeeper Association will donate their blood to hospitals in Krakow

Krakow is the first city in Poland, which decided to create their own team of apiaries. The City Hall, in cooperation with the Krakow Beekeeper Association created the project of designing the city apiaries on rooftops and in the meadows – the Krakow Apiary. The caretakers are qualified beekeepers. The hive are located among others, at the rooftop of Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury and the Kazimierz shopping centre.

The event schedule:

September 6th 2019:

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
The bee product market

5:00 p.m.:
The Krakow City Hall
The grand opening of the 26th Krakowv Honey Harvest in the Krakow City Hall.
The medal awarding ceremony, commemorative speeches.
The concert of the Krakowiacy Band.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
The concert of the 1st and 2nd degree B. Rutkowski Musical School
September 7th 2019

9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
The bee product market

10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
„The Blood Harvest” – the blood donation charity organized by beekeepers and the RCKIK in Krakow, discount coupons for buying bee products, drawing the honey extraction device and other prizes

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
The concert of students from the 1st degree I.J. Paderewski General Musical School

12:00 noon to 1:20 p.m.
Main Market Square – Wolnica Square
The Bee Parade
The Colorful Pageant of bee disguisers in the rhythm of music from the Sorrir Por Favor percussion band.

1:20 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The competition
The conclusion of the Pageant with the concert of Sorrir Por Favor
The selection of the best bee costumes among the participants of the Bee Parade

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Kids’ games with animators

4:00 p.m.:
The finale of the Blood Harvest
Drawing the honey extraction device

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
The concert of the Detox Duet Band

Seotember 8th 2019:

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The bee product market

11:00 a.m.
The Boże Ciało church
Festive Holy Mass for beekeepers

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
The traditional march from the Boże Ciało church to Wolnica Square with the participation of the AGH Representational Orchestra and the standard set.
The Festive suiting of young beekeepers
Revealing the results fo the photo contest.
Occurrences of the representants of the City Government, the Beekeeper Association and the invited guests

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
The „Busy Bee” city game for children with caretakers and youth

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
The concert of the Krakowiacy Song and Dance band

Everyday:
The Lesser Poland honey and bee product market.
Healthy food stalls
Natural cosmetic stalls
Exchange of plastic caps for honey-giving plant seedlings
The „Littered Up Apiary Clean-Up” game.
The educational stall of the Beekeeper Academy
Food stalls

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