MN State Fair Booth

Minnesota State Fair

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 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.)

 

honey jars

 

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