On Saturday August 18, 2018 come to the Lenoir County Farmer’s Market in downtown Kinston between  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to celebrate National Honey Bee Day.

Discover what bees do in the darkness of their hives. A demonstration beehive, where honey bees are temporarily moved into a sealed hive and cannot exit, will be on exhibit. You can watch the bee girls as they tend to their brood, keep the hive tidy, serve the queen bee, and much more.

Help extract honey! Meet local beekeepers and participate in the honey extraction process. Starting with the honey frames, lend a hand spinning the extractor to remove honey from the comb, and see the golden amber honey ready for bottling with only minimal filtering.

Explore the educational area where you can learn about the honey bee lifecycle, how bees create all they need from the environment, what bees need to survive and thrive, the amazing products made by the bees, and see the components of a real hive – minus the bees.

Sample local honey, go on a scavenger hunt, and learn what you can do to protect native  bees and honeybees.

The first National Honey Bee Day was recognized with a proclamation in 2009 by the US Secretary of Agriculture. It was started to build community awareness of the bee industry through education and promotion.

For more information on this event contact Karen at mulcahyk@yahoo.com