MHPA exposure to the public is mainly at the Minnesota State Fair, where honey recipes are handed out in the horticulture building. To enter honey or a food category for competition, you can pick up copies of the "Bee and Horticulture" book at our annual conference or go to the MN State Fair Website at www.mnstatefair.org. Volunteers work with live bees and do extracting demonstrations. Information is available about beekeeping and pollination throughout the exhibit area and personal conversations can be taken up at the Information Booth at the State Fair. It is important for all people to realize how the honeybee helps farmers, gardeners and the backyard apple tree.
The "BEEHIVE" area has many kinds of honey for sale from all over and offers the most delicious honey ice cream and honey lemonade to quench your thirst while you are at the fair. The MHPA is a 501(c) nonprofit organization and sales at the "BEEHIVE" are our main source of revenue which is used to fund activities such as education and legislative outreach. The MHPA Promotion, Education, and Public Relations Committee and the Minnesota Honey Queen Committee work together to become ambassadors for the organization to help save the honeybee. For more information about the program or to find out how to enter the contest you can go to the Minnesota Honey Queen Program Page. (You do not have to be in a beekeeping family to try out.)
For more information please contact the MHPA State Fair Representative, Linda Newman, at +1 (218) 370-0283 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Many of our members provide products and services for the MN State Fair.