Day of the Honey Bee

Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery in West Abbotsford is offering a free public honey bee education day

Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery in West Abbotsford is offering a free public honey bee education day, to mark the “Day of the Honey Bee.”  Activities will take place at the Honey Farm on May 29 between 1 and 4 p.m.

The Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, signed a proclamation on November 27, 2009 declaring May 29 as “The Day of the Honey Bee.” The Proclamation recognizes the importance of the honey bee in agricultural enterprises in B.C. and its contribution since ancient times.

Mike and Judy Campbell, co-owners of Campbell’s Gold, invite all to come and learn the secrets of the bees. Mike, a retired high school teacher, says he “welcomes the public to learn the differences between bees and other like insects, their roles within the hive and the anatomy of a honey bee. All ages are welcome and questions are encouraged.”

Judy hopes the public will experience the different honeys and learn about other beehive products on the Day of the Honey Bee, and says “the highlight for the day is always the tour to the live bee hive.”

The fun can be found at the Country Store, 2595 Lefeuvre Road. For more details call 604-856-2125 or visit www.bchoney.com