Saturday marks National Honeybee Appreciation Day. The Vigo County Parks Department partnered with the Vigo County Public Library to host a bee keeping event.

Beekeeper Royce Foster showed Saturday’s crowd what you need to know, if you want to start up bee keeping. That’s everything from equipment to food, how to build a hive and knowing city ordinances for the hobby.

“Everyone here is super engaged and excited to get started I’m sure as soon as they leave here.” Crowds didn’t go straight for bee keeping after Saturday’s talk. They first took part in a honey tasting after the talk, trying out seven flavors of honey.