State Fair Kicks Off July 23 to August 11
The 2009 Delaware State Fair kicks off Thursday, July 23 and runs through Saturday
August 1. As usual, the Delaware Beekeepers Association (DBA) will have many fun and interesting activities designed to educate the entire family about beekeeping and demonstrate how important honey bees are to the state’s agricultural community.
Visitors can expect to see live honey bees in an observation hive, an assortment of products produced by bees, free honey samples, coloring books, as well as exhibits geared towards public education about beekeeping and the important role bees play in pollinating crops.
This year, the DBA exhibit will be housed in the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Building, located a block east of the Grandstand, adjacent to the rest rooms at the state fairgrounds on Route 13 in Harrington.
The Delaware Beekeepers Association’s mission is to educate members and the public about the importance of honeybees, their role in the pollination of plant species and the joys and benefits of beekeeping. Founded in 1936, the Delaware Beekeepers Association is dedicated to beekeeper education as well as helping identify and address local beekeepers’ challenges.