The Beehive was buzzing on Saturday when it held its annual pre-Christmas craft fair. Visitors from both the Honiton area and further afield were drawn to the centre by the promise of a range of individual, interesting and unique gifts made by a very talented group of craftmakers offering a warm welcome and some interesting finds across nearly 50 stalls. The Beehive prides itself on the fact that its craft fair focuses on West Country makers, with the majority of its exhibitors coming from a 10 mile radius of the town.
Visitors were able to choose from delights such as handmade chocolates and jams in addition to glass ornaments, Christmas gifts, bunting and tags, beautifully crafted toys, a range of beautiful goods made from wood and from pottery, and a stunning array of homeware. A number of the makers concentrated on producing work from recycled materials.
The large crowd obviously enjoyed themselves as most left clutching bags of goodies – having, of course, stopped at the Beehive café for refreshments served by the ever-helpful volunteers and produced by local company JK’s Bistro. Children were also able to leave with baubles and other decorations that they had made with the Creation Station, who were available to work with them all day.
Another amazing day at the Beehive.