Locally-produced honey is a staple at Farmers’ Markets across the country and GROW Local South Texas, with help from The Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association, is trying to raise the amount of local honey production throughout South Texas.
GROW Local South Texas and The Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association welcome Hope Pettibon, the reigning Texas Honey Queen, to the Downtown Farmers’ Market this Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Texas Honey Queen is a program of The Texas Beekeepers Association and acts as their official spokesperson to promote all aspects of the Beekeeping Industry.
Miss Pettibon will join the Coastal Bend Beekeepers at their Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market booth when The Market opens at5:00 PM. At 6:00PM, Miss Pettibon will deliver a short talk on the importance of honeybees to local food production in the Lockett Gallery, located inside The Art Center of Corpus Christi. Miss Pettibon will talk about the importance of honeybees for the production of local food and the benefits of adding pollinators to an overall gardening plan. After her remarks, she will take questions and mingle with the visitors and vendors at The Market.
This is the first event on Miss Pettibon’s three-day visit to the Coastal Bend to promote beekeeping in our area.
GROW Local South Texas manages The Educational Beehive at The Learning Garden located at 3808 Up River Road. The Educational Beehive is a resource to teach beekeeping and honey harvesting. Every several months, the hive is ‘split’ wherein a portion of the hive is removed and re-established at a new site for the new beekeeper to manage. This effort is overseen by Dennis Gray, beekeeper and president of the Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association.
When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016; 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market; Art Center of Corpus Christi; 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.