Attend the Beekeepers Ball! Saturday October 19th

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The 2nd annual Bee Girl fundraiser, The Beekeepers Ball, will be at the Ashland Community Center on the evening of Saturday, October 19th.  The theme of this year’s Ball is “Sweetness and Light,” which will come in the form of a honey-themed  dinner menu by Figgy’s Food Truck, and music by the Turner Moore Band and Maestro and The Captain of the Flat Five String Band.  There will also be plenty of sweet items to bit on in the silent auction.  To celebrate the end another wonderful year with our bees, come as you are, or as a bee, a beekeeper, your favorite flower, or dress to the nines in yellow and black!  This annual event is an opportunity to support the Bee Girl organization, which focuses on honey bee conservation and beekeeping education.


The festivities will kick off at 59 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park, at about 6:00 p.m..  Dinner will be served by Melissa (fun fact: her name means honey bee) of Figgy’s Food Truck.  Lucky diners can expect to be treated to her local and organic “Valley Salad” with honey-champagne poached pears, red grapes, cave-aged bleu cheese, almond-cranberries, and honey-pear balsamic.  This will be served next to the main course, as well as a late summer Ratatouille and fresh rolls with honey-thyme-fig butter.


Rogue Valley favorites “Maestro and The Captain” of the Flat Five String Band will start the evening off with their unique sounds which combine musical elements of the French gypsy troubadours, American vintage swing-era, and modern jazz.  Their set will be followed up by rising stars the Turner Moore Band, who’s sweet beats are influenced by Classic Country, Western, Blues, and Jazz.


Donations for the raffle auction are still rolling in, but so far the block boasts not only beekeeping equipment from Shastina Millwork, but sweetness from Slagle Creek Vineyard, The Rouge Creamery, Blue Dog Mead, Dagoba Chocolate, Sunday Afternoons, Yala Designs, and Active Acupuncture of Ashland.


All donations raised from this event will go directly to honey bee conservation and beekeeping education.  Since its inception in February of 2011, the Bee Girl organization has reached thousands of children across the nation through our Kids and Bees program, mentored dozens of new beekeepers, spoken to thousands of Oregonians about bee conservation, assisted in establishing a beekeeping club at Southern Oregon University, and has begun the Farming for Bees initiative.  This year, we have also grown our family of beehives which has enabled us to offer products from the hive to support Bee Girl’s education and conservation endeavors.  Community support is necessary to stay the course on this exciting trajectory.


Showing your support for our honey bees has never been so fun, or tasted so good!  Visit to buy a ticket and join the Beekeepers Ball festivities for music, dinner, dance, and drink!


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About Bee Girl: The Bee Girl mission is to preserve bees, beekeepers, and food resources by providing outreach, education, support, and mentorship for beekeepers and communities.  Bee Girl, a nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Red-Laird, aims to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance through our programs focused on community classes and events, public lectures, our Kids and Bees program, and our University program.  The Bee Girl organization also facilitates the Farming for Bees initiative, empowering and recognizing land managers who provide habitat for our bees.  Bee Girl engages with communities across the nation spreading knowledge and bringing a sense of wonder from the hive to the people.


If you’d like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Sarah Red-Laird, please call 541-708-1127 or




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