Sunday, August 26, 2007

Blue Ribbon at The Fair

The Hampshire Beekeepers display at the Hampshire County Fair took the blue ribbon. I think I counted 9 other farm/business displays that HCBA was in competition with for the blue ribbon. The observation hive was a tremendous success. That's the reason for the blue ribbon in my opinion. It created a dynamic display instead of just a static display. We went to the fairgrounds at about 4 Pm on Saturday to pick up the display. Even as I was carrying the observation hive to the truck people were flagging me down to talk about it. It was a great experience and I think it provided a lot of exposure for HCBA.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

HCBA Hampshire County Fair Display

We completed the HCBA display at the Hampshire County Fairgrounds today. Also pictured with Ruth is Paul Roomsburg, the horticulture teacher at Hampshire High School and the main coordinator for the agricultural displays at the fair. Paul is partially blocking the observation hive which we delivered and set in place today.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Top Bar Hive Frame

Ruth took a pretty interesting photo of me holding one of the top bar hive frames today. We saw the queen and there is lots of brood present.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Allegheny Fair Photo

A real nice photo of Ruth and Harry Mallow at the Allegheny Fair display which was set up by AMBA members at the fairgrounds in Cumberland.
AMBA members were awarded numerous pries and ribbons for honey and beeswax products.

Nice Photo - Bees on Buckwheat

A very nice photo from Michell Mack.