Palo Cedro buzzes with honey-lovers and experts at annual Honey Bee Festival

PALO CEDRO, Calif. – The Honeybee Festival returned to Palo Cedro for its 37th year.

Dozens of people came out to enjoy live performances, plus a variety of vendors with arts and crafts, food and more.

There was even an antique tractor parade and, of course, honey from local beekeepers for sale.

Every year, an American Honey Queen is chosen from the nation. This year’s queen, Maia Jaycox, came all the way from Iowa, and is a beekeeper herself.

Jaycox said she travels throughout the U.S. to educate people about the importance of preserving honeybees.

“I feel a passion towards beekeeping because I’ve been a beekeeper for five years and I just really wanted to inform people on why they’re so important us and it just kind of sparked my interest since I was a beekeeper,” Jaycox said.

The festival will continue Sunday, September 10.The live bee beard will be showcased at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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