With the initial meeting of just a few beekeepers to discuss the goals for Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., and what we could accomplish, having bees at the Governors Mansion in Harrisburg, Pa., was high on the list. The opportunity for public education, fostering support of the bee industry, and a highly visible bee yard, made this worth the effort. From the direction from folks at the Department of Agriculture, to PennApic members who worked very hard in making this happen...we say THANK YOU! Our appreciation is extended to the entire staff at the governors mansion. And of course this would not of happened if not for the willingness of Governor Corbett and the first lady. (Susan).
We are very proud of PennApic becoming the beekeepers for the Governors Mansion. And we know that the executive chef is already looking for recipes and dishes to include the local honey the hives will produce.
The hives at the governor's mansion are part of the "Pollinator Friendly" certificate achieved for the overall gardens. Click here for more details.