Monday, June 6, 2011

Weddings as Sweet as Honey!

I recently became the proud owner of a beehive and about two thousand honey bees.  Our neighbor is an amateur beekeeper so we agreed to host a hive as he expands his bee territory. Since I heard about hive collapse several years ago, I've been very interested in bees (and concerned about disappearing colonies) so I was so excited to get a chance to have a hive of my very own.

With two small children who aren't crazy about flying insects, I'm happy to say the bees keep to themselves and the flowers. Even though there are a lot of them about, we really don't notice them. The main beehive two houses down recently harvested honey and shared some of their delicious bounty with us so I thought I'd share some bee-inspired ideas for weddings.

I love the idea of honey stirrers as escort cards and favors.  And, of course, tiny pots of honey are always sweet.

I love the idea of a honey tasting station at a wedding using bread sticks to sample different varieties. Or a pretty cheese and honey display.

Carrying the bee theme over into the desserts and even beverages (check out the honey lager) can add a whimsical touch.

Wishing you a sweet week!