About 50 members of the newly-formed Wood County Beekeepers Association will be waiting to meet and greet you at Winnsboro Farmer’s Markets during their Save the Bees events during June. Custom-painted decorative beehives and fresh honey will be just a part of their awareness-and-fundraising efforts for 2017. Mary Smith, President of the Beekeepers group says that public awareness and education are essential to help save the bees struggling to survive with pressure from pesticides, lack of forage, imported parasitic mites and an ever-changing climate for these creatures which are vital to our ecosystem. There are ways that you can help.
How can you play a role in this cause and have fun at the same time? Meet with the Beekeepers on Saturday June 3, 10 and 17 between 8am and noon on Market Street in downtown Winnsboro. Attend free demonstrations and children’s activities including a visit by the Texas Honey Queen, vote on your favorite painted hive and pick up some local honey and beeswax products offered each week at the Farmer’s Market. You can also view all ten of the decorative hives on display this week at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Also, an Artists’ Reception is set for Sunday June 4 at 2 pm at the Arts Center open to the public. Find out more about “Save the Bees” on the Association’s Facebook page, the Winnsboro Farmer’s Market Facebook page, and at woodcountybeekeepers.org