Corbin and Jet Peretto wear netted hats and suits as they harvest honey from beehives.

Amrita Honey: DIY Festival Kid Row


Corbin Peretto stands in front of beehives at Amrita Honey.
Photo: John Barkiple

The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is returning to the Utah State Fairpark to celebrate a momentous 15 years as Utah’s largest local-centric arts, music, science and technology festival with a selection of over 350 local artisans and makers. In the following pages, read about a few of the exciting vendors and exhibitors you can expect to see throughout the three-day weekend, including performances from renowned national acts! Check out for more info.

Corbin Peretto, 11, and his brother Jethro (Jet) Peretto, 16, of Amrita Honey are a part of Craft Lake City’s Youth Artisan Entrepreneur Program pop-up, Kid Row, on Saturday, August 12 at the DIY Festival, and they do things a little differently than most.

“Most beekeepers strain and heat their honey in order to produce a clear honey that will stay liquid on the shelf for as long as possible,” Corbin says. “We do the exact opposite. Our honey is unfiltered, raw wildflower honey. It is cold-extracted, meaning that we never use heat when we harvest, and we go to great lengths to keep the living enzymes in the honey alive.”

Some products Amrita Honey offer are whipped-flavored honey, multiple flavors of raw, unfiltered wildflower honey, hand-made soaps, balms, body butters and custom cutting boards. Corbin still has a few things to learn about beekeeping but enjoys making new flavors for honey and harvesting. Working together as siblings, Corbin and Jet learn about the process together and find it helps them connect.

Corbin is also enthusiastic about how bees help the garden. He makes a point to wear netted hats, suits, gloves and ankle-covering shoes as a safety precaution. ”I am also pretty shy,” Corbin says, “so learning to talk to people at markets has been a big stretch for me, but I have learned that people are usually pretty cool, and most people are interested in getting to know more about me as a kid entrepreneur.” Learn more about Amrita Honey online at their Facebook page.

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