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Aoife Honeybourne went to her first event at the age of six. Her father was heavily involved in the Society, hosting archery and heavy combat practice in the Shire of Heronter, Aethelmearc. She fell out of touch with the SCA, but rediscovered it in her early teens, immersing herself bardic circles and thrown weapons. As an adult, she switched her focus to the arts and sciences. She enjoys researching and cooking period food, historical brewing, icon painting, and some fiber arts, but her primary focus is beekeeping, and all things related. She hopes to contribute her research on the topic to the knowledge base of the society.
Usually Norse, sometimes Saxon, and woefully confused the rest of the time. She expects to firm up a better persona and wardrobe in the coming months...
Erstwhile member of the enthusiastic yet short-livedHouse Three Sheets.
- Assistant, Queen's Tea/Royalty Social, Pennsic 40, August 2011
- Dayboard Cook, A day in the Court of Harun Al-Rashid, November 2012
Projects & Publications
Chief blogger at Inn at the Crossroads, since March 2011
- Co-Authored "A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook", published in May 2012
- Both blog and book feature modern redactions of historical recipes
- Brewing a wide range of period and other historical beverages; ranked as East Kingdom Brewers' Guild "Craftsman" as of GNEW 2017.
- BEES! Aoife is currently embarking on a long-term study of period skep beekeeping, with related displays. She hopes this will give her an overarching theme under which she can explore a number of different A&S facets.