Honey Bees and the Revolutionary War a Special Independence Day Event
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Honey bees played an important role in the Revolutionary War. Honey bees even fought and won a battle against one of the most notorious red coat regiment. The revolutionary soldiers, looked in awe as the honey bees fought and won the battle for them! On another account President Washington told a beekeeper, “Neither you nor your bees shall be forgotten when our country is at peace again. It was the cackling geese that saved Rome, but it was the bees that saved America." On July 3 we will be adding a special tour for Independence day! You will learn about honey bees, the role they played in the Revolutionary War, beekeeping in the colonial era, honey bees and their relationship with our Presidents and Whitehouse. Attendees will also get a special honey tasting and fruit pairing. Moreover, the opportunity to try President Washington’s favorite food, “Hoecakes” with butter, honey and tea! Years after Washington’s death, Nelly Custis Lewis, a cook for President Washington, described her method for preparing a yeast-risen version of hoecakes in a letter to her close friend Elizabeth Bordley Gibson. Alma will be using a recipe that is a modern adaptation of the 18th-century original; created by culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump for the book Dining with the Washingtons.
If you love history, science, and a foodie you don’t want to miss this event! Space is limited, tickets are $20 per person. Please register by clicking the tour tab via our website: sarasotahoney.com.
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