The 2013 National Honey Bee Day Theme:
"Beekeeping - Ask Me How to Get Started"
The 2013 theme was selected based on your vote, and the many possibilities of events and programs that can be tailored towards
efforts of growing the bee industry. Open houses, apiary visits,
beginner programs, and other educational venues can all tailored
towards increasing the number of beekeepers enjoying this beneficial
and environmental friendly hobby. In 2013, National Honey Bee Day is focused on the basics of beekeeping, beginner involvement, and the
overall message and efforts of getting more people into beekeeping.
With the "Beekeeping - Ask Me How to Get Started" theme, we
suggest the following for participants to consider:
Open House Programs - Inviting the public to visit a bee yard, with
the ability to hold a frame of bees is probably the most powerful
experience you can offer in getting folks interested in beekeeping.
Any association or beekeeper can locally advertise and host potential
new beekeepers for a visit.
Beginner Programs - A short presentation perhaps at a environmental
center allows new potential beekeepers to get the basic information
(and interest) needed to get started.
The 2013 theme allows bee associations to sign up new members, beekeepers to get others involved, sell honey, and educate the public
on beekeeping, and even inform local politicians as to why beekeeping
is so important. While we do not mandate National Honey Bee Day participants to use the yearly selected themes, we do ask that you
consider incorporating the overall message into your program.
The National Honey Bee Day program is not about beekeepers, it is
about educating the public, expanding the bee industry, and building
bridges for the future. And we hope the 2013 NHBD theme allows you
to accomplish that goal. Thank you.