We had another successful booth at this year's Vermont Farm Show at the Essex Junction Fairgrounds. Our booth is focused on public outreach and education around Vermont Honey and Honeybees, offering handouts and educational material to the public. We also raffled off a beginner beekeeping course for one individual.
This year we were able to have the Honey Show contest entries beside our booth, helping display our wonderful Vermont honey. Thank you to all of the Vermont beekeepers who entered the honey show contest. This was our most successful honey show for participation, with around 50 total entries for the various honey categories and cookery contest. We hope to keep growing the honey show for next year. Congratulations to this year's winners!
The success of our Farm Show booth is due to the generosity of our members who donate their time to help staff the booth. We owe a big thank you to Paul Yanus for helping organize this year's booth, in addition to numerous volunteers:
David Prior, Lynn Miles, Peter Reynolds, Richard Roy, Al Zelley, Lisa Newton, Danielle Hogan, Anne Bowers, Barb Saunders, Mike Crowely, Luck Maccormick, Ron Bartemy, Michelle Rauch, Hugh Gibson, Candace Pratt and Seamus Walch.
Please thank these members for their generosity.
Members of the Franklin County Beekeepers Club set up a booth at this year's Franklin County Field Days in Swanton, VT. For four days, the booth created a wonderful interaction with the public, offering honey tastings, educational videos and an observation hive. The club members were great ambassodors, helping edcuate visitors about honey and beekeeping here in Vermont.