The day's events were many. Beth Kepley, naturalist from Gifford Pinchot State Park, presented a nature walk with interesting topics on bees, bats, butterflies, birds, and floribunda of the local area. Door prizes were donated by many including a full a hive donated by Irvin Martin of Carlisle, two cases of mead by one of the best mead makers in the area, Jim Compton. A water balloon toss contest was once again a big hit that included over 40 teams.
A tour and apiary discussion was also very well attended.
The children enjoyed various nature trails, the hayloft swing, and many extra water balloons.
A fundraiser benefiting New Youth in Beekeeping Program raised $179.00
A new hive with will be given away this coming spring at the workshop scheduled for March 2011.
Please see additional information concerning this program as it becomes available.
Thanks to the many individuals who worked to make this event a great success.
Special thanks to Beth Kepley, Duke and Jodi Pennycoff who manned the chicken barbecue pit all day, Jim Compton, Irvin Martin, John Hoffman, and all the others who brought door prizes. Thank you goes out to the board members, committee members, and members of the Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., and the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association. We hope to see everyone again next year!
Relive it or see it for the first time below in some photos..