Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM ~ Marshfield Fair Bee Barn
Glassware Pickup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Marshfield Fair Bee Barn. This date is subject to change so please monitor the website and the PCBA Yahoo Group special notices in case there is a change.
You must be prepared to take delivery on the scheduled pickup date. Anyone unable to take delivery during that time on that date, must get someone else to accept delivery.
All glassware must be paid for at or before delivery – no exceptions.
Ownership of unclaimed glassware reverts to the Club unless special arrangements have been agreed to.
An extra charge will be added, if we have to move undistributed cases to another location.
Marshfield Fair Overview – The fair is the club’s signature event. Bonnie has been hard at work getting ready for it since this spring. She will discuss the various moving parts and logistics that we, as club members, can get involved with to help her make it happen. A schedule of the events leading up to the fair is available by clicking here.
Marshfield Fair Honey Sales & Competition Q&A – Kenny Pearl will arrive early, at 6:30 PM and will have the seller ID paperwork and tags that are needed to sell honey at the fair. Kenny will also answer questions about selling honey through the club’s venue and about entering the honey and bee related competitions at the Marshfield Fair.
In order to sell honey at the fair you must procure BOTHa Seller ID from Kenny Pearl, which must be obtained PRIOR to the day of the Honey Intake event and a Marshfield Fair Exhibitor ID, which can be obtained from a Honey Intake volunteer at the Honey Intake event. The Seller IDs are used to track honey sales and the Exhibitor ID is required by the Marshfield Fair because an entry of honey, a frame of honey or wax in the Marshfield Fair Honey Exhibit and Competition is a required in order to sell honey. These are two completely separate items that must both be obtained as a condition of selling honey at the fair.
When you obtain the Seller ID, rules document and inventory sheet from Kenny Pearl you must also purchase 1 “tag” for each jar of honey that you wish to sell. Do not write on the tag. They are intentionally generic.
The Seller ID, rules document, inventory sheet and tags can be obtained from Kenny at either the July monthly meeting or the August Potluck Supper at the fairgrounds. If you cannot attend either of these events you must contact Kenny and make arrangements to pick up these items from him in person prior to the day of the Honey Intake event. Kenny can be reached at either or (339) 832-9239.
All of this will be explained in great detail at this monthly meeting.
There will also be a general Ask the Beekeeper session for anyone looking to gain information or share experiences.
Saturday, August 10, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM at the Marshfield Fair Bee Barn
The Bee Barn on the Fairgrounds will be cleaned on Saturday, Aug 10th. We will meet at the barn at 8:30 AM and work until it is done. Many hands are needed as everything must be moved out of the barn and cleaned and then moved back into position for the Fair. Please bring rags, paper towels, cleaning solution etc. If we have many hands, we can get it all done between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM
The Bee Barn Cleanup is the kick off event to a series of events leading up to and including the Fair. A schedule of these events is available by clicking here.
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Marshfield Fair Bee Barn
The August PCBA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug 13 at 6:00 PM. This will be a pot luck supper (no grills).It will be held at the Bee Barn on the Fair Grounds(NOT at the Hanson Clubhouse). We need appetizers, entrees/main dishes, salads, side dishes, desserts, and drinks. Please sign up by clicking here or contact Lisa Maguire if you have questions.
The potluck supper is one of a series of events leading up to and including the Fair. A schedule of these events is available by clicking here. It is also your last opportunity to sign up for honey and wax sales at the fair with Kenny Pearl.
When you enter the Fair grounds at the Rte 3A entrance (across from the Grace Ryder housing facility) you will see signs as to where to park. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE INTO THE FAIR GROUNDS OR PARK INSIDE THE GATE!!!This is a hard and fast rule the Fair people have given us, so we need to cooperate since there will be many vehicles and people going in and out setting up.
Friday, August 16, Noon – Sunday, August 25, 10 PM at the Bee Barn.
The Marshfield Fair is the club’s signature public outreach event. Club members can help educate the general public about honey bees, compete for prizes in a variety of categories, sell honey and other bee-related products and participate in demonstrations. A huge amount of planning, logistics and hard work make it happen every year because of the leadership of Bonnie and the hard work of all of the people that pitch in to help. Thank you all.