The Fair has come and gone. Overall attendance started off slow, but peaked by Saturday night. We had lots of visitors--once the observation hive went on display. The public is interested in honey bees and has a general awareness that they are endangered. Beekeepers are an important part of bee education and survival. Keep up the good work, you guys!
We want to thank all those who signed up to make our booth at this year's fair possible:
Junior Morrow, Robert Henderson, Chip Chandler, Lara and Mark Jarrell, Stephen and Keaton Penick, Jeff Moore, Johnie Bell, Haydin Brown, Linda Nutt, Jackie Measel, Greg and Kailey Allen, Earl Nixon, Paul and Joyce Carter.
Please check my earlier post listing those who won one or more ribbons at this year's Fair. Team work is what made this Fair successful.
A special word of thanks to Paul Carter who provided the honey display stand as well as numerous posters, extractor, honey super, tools and bee suit. Paul also set up and took down and was a big help to me in explaining what to do and what to expect at this great opportunity to educate the public about our awesome and important honey bees. We had many conversations over the past couple of weeks, Paul and I.
Again, a sincere word of thanks to all of you who helped make this year's fair a big success.