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3rd Annual Easter Hop Fest March 23rd, 10am-4 pm!
For the third year in a row, Bees & Trees farm is hosting their popular Easter Hop Fest! This year tickets will be $3/per child and the rain date will be March 30th.
You may click here for the full schedule of events! And, you may click here to purchase your tickets!
Easter Egg Hunts-- For children there will be three Easter egg hunts divided by age group so that the 'littles' aren't competing against older children. The hunts will also be timed separately so parents with children in multiple groups may watch each of their children hunt for eggs! The groups break out by age as follows:
Under 5 age group
The 6-8 age group
The 9-12 age group
FREE Face Painting-- Local artist/expert, Sandy of Sandy's Face Painting, will be here from 11 am-1 pm. You've seen her at the Culpeper County Farm Tour and we are lucky enough to have her here for this event. She is an amazing talent and your child will love her work.
Visit with the Easter Bunny-- The Easter Bunny will be on tap for individual photos so look for him to be strolling about the farm! You definitely don't want to miss an opportunity to have your little one snapped with our big bunny!
$5 Pony Rides-- Our favorite ponies will be back--Miss Kitty and Flicka. Providing pony rides at Bees & Trees for over eight years, these ponies are as sweet and gentle as they come. And, as they are two different sizes, they can be easily matched with your little one.
Taste Some Hard Cider for FREE-- For adults only, of course! Son of a Bear Ciders will be here providing free tastes of their delicious and refreshing hard ciders as well as Gryphon (their cider/mead beverage) AND they will be bringing back their Amelia Bearhart cider--a yummy blueberry vintage aged in a gin barrel.
Buy Some Tasty Treats-- You know it's not a party without Sweethearts of Culpeper. Look for them outside the Farm Store and hold off buying any Easter treats until you see what they have. They are not only tasty, they are absolutely works of art!
Make Your Mouth Water For Lunch-- Back by popular demand is LawDawgs food truck with their savory hot dogs AND--new this year--is The Happy Waffle with their menu of tantalizing waffle concoctions.
What it means when you buy from Bees & Trees...
As a small business on a 43-acre farm in the Culpeper Community, you find out very quickly that you can't get it all done by yourself. People often say "it takes a village" to do this or to do that and that's exactly the case at Bees & Trees Farm.
Without the support of a number of part time people we have working with us, we wouldn't be what we are today. There's really just no way two people could keep up with the barn and care for the animals; tend to the honeybees; mow acres of fields; plant, weed and care for the vegetable and flower gardens; shear the Christmas trees; run the store; manage an Airbnb and get an event venue up and operational!
So, when you purchase something from The Farm Store, you are not only helping us keep the farm going, you're also supporting a small cottage industry that employees a number of part time folks throughout the year!
We are fortunate to have developed a strong support system which enables us to regularly depend on over a dozen people who help us accomplish a great deal each month.
Your purchase of our locally made products--those made by neighbors, friends and even some by our customers--is also greatly appreciated. In purchasing these products, you are directly helping local resident make their own ends meet. In an economy like ours, a little support really means a whole lot.
So, we thank you for buying local and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting Bees & Trees with your purchases in The Farm Store.
Bees & Trees Farm Celebrates 10 Years in Culpeper County
Bees & Trees is celebrating their 10th year in business throughout 2023 and with that celebration will come a number sales and fun opportunities for our customers!
"It's really been a whirlwind, said Teresa. We originally purchased the farm--which used to be Crazy Joe's Christmas Tree Farm--in April of 2013 and we planned to just 'chill' here on weekends. We wanted to have a place away from the city where we could bring our Richmond friends and just hang out.
"But the farm's previous owners, Jocelyn and Joe Lampert, were tremendously gracious and offered to come back that first Thanksgiving weekend and help us sell the Christmas trees they had planted! We had such fun that weekend that we were hooked, after that, Jeff semi-retired, I fully retired, we sold our Richmond home and we moved here permanently to start the business!"
Over the years, and with the help of a lot of market research, The Farm Store at Bees & Trees has been able to identify who their customers are and what they want--what they want to buy and what they don't want to buy.
With that research in hand, Bees & Trees has been able to source other types of products that fit the needs and tastes of their market base and then target that base in follow-up advertising.
Now, The Farm Store at Bees & Trees has expanded its offerings to include more of their own products while also tapping the products of other local, small businesses. In doing so, they are constantly rotating their offerings with carefully sourced, local goods that fit the specific needs of their customer base.
The Gregsons have also found an additional source of revenue in their online store which sells many --but not all--of the products available in their brick and mortar store.
Be sure to follow them on Facebook at: beesandtreesfarm for last minute updates to the store's operations.
Clean Your Air With Our Beeswax Candles!
Little known fact--burning burning beeswax candles will purify the air in your home.
Yep, it's just another amazing fact about honeybees--their beeswax is a slow burning, no- drip wax that is also a natural ionizer!
When beeswax is burned, it emits negative ions which go up into the air and attach themselves to positively charged ions like dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, smells and germs.
Once the positive and negative ions meet, they form a complete molecule that is heavier than air and therefore falls to the ground which, in turn, cleans the air and makes it very easy for you to remove with a vacuum.
Short of buying an expensive electric ionizer, burning 100% beeswax candles a few hours each week is the simplest and most cost-effective way to purifying the air that you breathe!
Visit Our Barn Animals!
Tigger and Eeyore are two of the farm's most popular pets. Be sure and head down to the barn on your next visit! They love seeing all visitors--big and small--and putting their nose into everyone's business!
Bees & Trees Most Visited Farm on 2023 Farm Tour!
Soar with Earthquest held its demonstration at Bees & Trees wedding venue during the 2023 Culpeper County Harvest Days Farm Tour
Bees & Trees Farm was excited to learn it was the most visited farm at the Culpeper County's 26th Annual Harvest Days Farm Tour. Thirty-eight percent of the over 2500 guests at the Tour visited Bees & Trees Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th..
The event, organized by Culpeper County Business Development Coordinator, Winona Pritts, and sponsored by Culpeper Economic Development, was created to promote farms and help them gain a bigger foothold in the community. The promotional funds used for this event allow the Tour to reach out to the community and beyond in ways individual farm budgets wouldn't allow.
This year's tour boasted approximately 14 different farms and businesses, many offering unique activities that were all free to visitors!
Bees and Trees Farm, which has raised honeybees for over ten years, hosted demonstrations that opened their hiv