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Mercatino del Miele

Mercatino del Miele

What's buzzing at Eataly NYC Downtown this weekend?

In celebration of World Bee Day, we’re hosting a Mercatino del Miele – Honey Market! Explore the world of honey and their buzzing makers on Sunday, May 20 from 12-4 p.m. in our marketplace with complimentary tastes and fun hands-on activities.

WHY ARE WE CELEBRATING HONEY…AND BEES?

Imagine a world without apples, almonds, coffee, and fragrant flowers. Sounds pretty awful right? Well amici, if it weren’t for our buzzing bee friends we wouldn’t have these pleasantries in our lives.

Bees produce honey, yes, but they also help pollinate many other plants, flowers, and crops. In fact, bees are so vital to our planet that without them, much of our ecosystem wouldn’t be able to survive. Every one out of three bites of food we eat is pollinated by bees. Bees also help promote biodiversity of plant and animal life. While all bees pollinate the plants of our world, honey bees, in particular, are super pollinators!

Sadly, many bees are endangered due to climate changes, urbanization, agricultural pesticides, disease, and large-scale industrial honey production.

bees honey comb

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GIVE THANKS TO THE BEES?

There are many ways you can support bees around the world and help preserve Mother Nature. Build a bee-friendly garden, sponsor a hive, or purchase quality honey from small-scale producers who support their local bee communities. To learn more about all the ways you can save the bees, check out The Honeybee Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to save the bees while increasing access to organic, sustainable food in under-served communities.

Last but not least, join us for our Mercatino del Miele!

CELEBRATE WORLD BEE DAY WITH US: MERCATINO Del MIELE

On May 20 from 12-4 p.m. in our marketplace, we’re celebrating World Bee Day with a Mercatino del Miele (i.e. Honey Market). Chat with local and Italian honey producers, enjoy complimentary tastes, and learn the importance of honey bees with our friends at The Honeybee Conservancy. No registration required, simply swing by our store, pick up a map, and taste away!

ABOUT OUR HONEY BEE FRIENDS

Rigoni di Asiago
Rigoni di Asiago was founded over 100 years by the Rigoni grandmother, Nonna Elisa, who set out to feed her family through beekeeping and honey production. Located in the mountains of northern Italy, the family-owned company continues to collect honey from selected Italian beehives, following a careful cold-processing method to create a variety of raw honey, rich in nutrients and naturally sweet.

Mike's Hot Honey
Based in Brooklyn, Mike's Hot Honey produces a wildflower honey that is harvested from apiaries in New York and New Jersey, then infused with chili peppers. The resulting spicy sweetness pairs with a variety of flavors, from salty to sour.

The Honeybee Conservancy
The Honeybee Conservancy is a non-profit organization that works to help the bees while increasing access to organic, sustainable food in under-served communities. They have helped to establish honey bee hives all throughout the USA with 20 bee sanctuaries in NYC, including hives in Battery Park and Madison Square Park.

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Happy World Bee Day!