Meet the Vendors: Honey is a specialty at Shelby Farmers' Market
The Shelby Farmers' Market is introducing vendor Hagar Hicks.
 
"Hagar is a longtime Shelby resident who keeps bees and sells nature’s natural sweetener -- honey," market manager Aileen Stewart noted in an email. "Hagar was influenced by his dad’s younger brother when it came to keeping bees. He said his uncle just showed up one day and said, 'You have lots of property, you should get bees!'” 
 
And that is just what Hagar did more than 20 years ago, Stewart noted. 
 
"Hagar has the usual beekeeping equipment including protective gear and a smoker, and says the biggest threat to his bees are mites, which are difficult to treat," Stewart wrote. 
 
"As Hagar puts it, 'It’s hard to remove bugs from bugs,'" Stewart added.
 
The Shelby Farmers’ Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the pavilion area of Black Fork Commons.
 
The market began its 2021 run on Saturday, June 12. The season is being extended until the last Saturday in September this year, Stewart has announced. 
 
The market is continuing the use of customer loyalty cards, which when full, can be entered into the year-end prize drawing, Stewart said.