Monday, October 6, 2008

The Honey Fair

Yesterday was the last day of the annual Honey Fair in Tašmajdan (tash-MY-dahn) Park downtown. This fair is the largest honey fair, though there are smaller ones held occasionally at different times during the year throughout the city. Several hundred honey farmers or apiarists gather in the park to sell royal jelly, candles, beekeeping equipment, cookies, cakes, mead, and of course, all kinds of honey. I bought a kilo (large jar) of almond blossom honey with the comb inside. You can see that it was raining and quite chilly, which didn't deter crowds from taking advantage of some price reductions during the last day.

18 comments:

Adam said...

Hmm, wish I had known about the honey fair!

marley said...

Ideal place to visit if you're Winnie the poo!

Here there has been a shortage of British honey due to dwindling numbers of bees. As a result local honey has doubled in price, though it is still better than that from the supermarkets, produced from a blend honey from all over the world.

Kris said...

I would imagine that a nice jug of hot mead would go down a treat at the moment in Belgrade!

kouji said...

cool. literally, sweet. :)

Virginia said...

Well some of this is foreign to me as was the okra topic on my blog. I do like honey but can't imagine what I would do with a large jar of it.
V

My Life In Montreal said...

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Lily Hydrangea said...

I wish I was there sampling them all.
Everytime I go to Block island, off of & part of Rhode Island I stock up on the cinnamon honey they make over there. It is delish!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I took a few pictures there yesterday myself, though well after the rain had stopped. :)

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds "Louis" of the honey seller at the Farmer's Market in Brie-Comte-Robert when he lived in France - and also of the shop in Paris near Fauchon at Place Madeleine that sold nothing but honey and honey-derived products. Thank you for bringing up pleasant memories!

Webradio said...

Hello Bibi !
Someone say that I seem a bear... I love honey...
See You later...

Chuck Pefley said...

Honey faire, fair honey ... my favorite sweet!

USelaine said...

I've never heard of a Honey Fair! With so many beekeepers, it's a great idea. There are cosmetics companies that promote the rare and expensive royal jelly as something to put on one's face. I'd rather chew on some honeycomb. 8^)

Nathalie said...

This is a particularly nice photo, bibi! It has movement and colour, and I love your little translation of city name pronunciation. It helps!

Knoxville Girl said...

I love the idea of a honey fair. We get sourwood honey in E TN, and I must admit I like it on oatmeal, or yogurt. Just looking at that lady in the parka is making me shiver.

babooshka said...

Marley beat me to it. The price of Hoeny has shot up in the UK due to the fall in numbers of the humble Britsh Bee. I have never heard of a Honey Fair until this week, and now two come along. Another daily blogger that escapes me. A wonderful idea, that sadly we just don't do.

tr3nta said...

great life capture... It must be really cold there...

Petrea said...

Yep. The umbrella guys really make it!

Becky said...

I really like how telling this photo is. Without a glimpse at nature or the sky, we can tell exactly what the weather is like, we know basically what's going on, and it draws us in to wonder what the person selling honey is thinking, and what the honey might taste like.