Have you noticed that the weather in Dallas is fantastic this time of year? There's no better way to enjoy this great fall season than spending time at the State Fair of Texas.
A trip to the State Fair of Texas provides endless amounts of fun for everyone. Schedule time to head out to Fair Park any day beginning September 29 through October 22 and partake in your choice of more than 100 daily shows, live music and family-friendly activities.
Join Lone Star Bee Company at the GO TEXAN Pavilion presented by Southwest Dairy Farmers, and the GO TEXAN Pioneer Brand General Store. At the GO TEXAN Pioneer Brand General Store, you can pick up our Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey and our Lucky Lime & Sea Salt Clover honey (next to the State Fair Wine Garden and close to the Cotton Bowl)!
Houston friends, Lone Star Bee Company has joined the University of Houston in their spanking brand new farmer's market! The first of the University's markets was held this past Wednesday at the main campus and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with students and staff as they took time to visit with us and learn about our honeys.
Lauren Ross (Director of Wellness and Sustainability, University of Houston Dining Services) and Alonso Munoz (Hotel Restaurant Management, University of Houston) and their teams have worked hard to create a fantastic market which includes vendors such as Loam Agronomics, Popston, Plant it Forward, Texas Hill Country Olive Company, Kickin' Kombucha, Let Them Eat Cobbler, Radicle Fresh Juice, and Lone Star Bee Company, among others.
We are thrilled to bring our wares to the students and faculty at the University of Houston and can't wait to return to the campus. Future market days are scheduled for every other Wednesday through the remainder of 2017. We hope you can make it out to join us and look forward to seeing you there!
Lone Star Bee Company enjoyed last weekend with We Olive & Wine Bar's owners, Kevin and Virginia, at their fabulous grand opening in Shreveport, Louisiana! We sampled our infused honeys and made many new friends.
If you are ever visiting Shreveport, you must venture over to the Shoppes at Bellemead at 6535 Youree Drive and check out their very cool olive oil shop. While there, you can sample premium olive oils, craft beers, fine wines, and enjoy scheduled events with artisan producers and winemakers. Find your spot on the inviting patio and indulge in olive oil inspired tapas and your choice of artisan domestic wines!
Dripping Springs, Texas is well-known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” Just 20 minutes west of Austin, Dripping Springs attracts folks to live music venues, rodeos, wineries, craft breweries and local distilleries. This past weekend, Lone Star Bee Company was thrilled to participate as a specialty vendor at the 10th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival.
Dripping with Taste festival showcased many Texas vineyards and wineries, breweries, distilleries and gourmet food fares from the area. The festival also included cooking demonstrations, drink mixology classes, and specialty vendors – like Lone Star Bee Company! Rum, vodka, gin and even whiskey distilleries joined the party. It was a true celebration of the Texas Hill Country and the flavor of Texas!
Thank you to those who came out to see us. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back again for the 11th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival next year!
(Click on photos to enlarge. Hover over photos for captions).
Near our place in Houston, the Buffalo Bayou runs through our neighborhood, as does the major thoroughfare Memorial Drive. Memorial Drive follows alongside the Bayou, connecting downtown Houston to the Galleria area. After Hurricane Harvey hit this past week, the Buffalo Bayou overflowed to a level higher than ever in its history. We suddenly had a lake in our neighborhood when Memorial Drive was covered completely with the Bayou's water.
The tall building in these photos is the AIG Building, which is positioned on the opposite side of Buffalo Bayou. The entire city endured extremely high water which caused over 100,000 homes to become severely damaged or totally destroyed. Thousands of people were displaced and were temporarily housed at downtown's George R. Brown Convention Center and also at NRG Center, located at the NRG Stadium in the south part of the city.
Lone Star Bee Company was very lucky. We suffered no losses. But, we watched our fellow Houstonians on television who were in need and we joined H-E-B Grocery to help.
H-E-B has three mobile kitchens that are constructed inside tractor-trailers. Each trailer is a full kitchen. As they traveled from one location to another to render aid, several tractor-trailers followed along with food and supplies. H-E-B came to NRG Center on August 30th and 31st. We helped H-E-B distribute breakfast and lunch to hundreds of people who had been sheltered at NRG for days. Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B, was there to help, as was U. S. Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz. Both gentlemen were great listeners as the victims of the hurricane told their heartbreaking stories of how they ended up at the shelter.
We are hoping for a very speedy recovery for Houston, and for the many fine Houstonians who were completely overwhelmed by this catastrophe. #HoustonStrong
Nicki Praiswater is co-founder and co-owner of Lone Star Bee Company alongside her life-partner, Mark Crippen. Together, they both enjoy beekeeping, traveling and eating great foods.