August 20 – 29, 2021
Every year, the PCBA participates in the Marshfield Fair. Club members can compete for prizes in a variety of categories, sell honey and other bee-related products, participate in demonstrations, and help educate the general public about the nature of the honey bee.
The Marshfield Fair is a good way for club members to share information and also recruit potential members to the club. To sell products at the fair, all the club asks is a donation of your time to running honey sales.
Members collectively sell their products at the fair, in return, the club requires that sellers donate a portion of their time at the barn to collect sales, 5% of sales got to the Club, and you must compete in the honey competition.
Part of being a member of the PCBA is that you become a club ambassador. Volunteering time to help out during the fair is very important to maintaining our long-standing relationship with the Marshfield Fair folks. Honeybees are an important aspect to agriculture, a main focus of the Fair.
The most important aspect of working the fair is that you have the opportunity to get people interested in keeping bees. The more we make the public aware of the current state of health of the honeybee, the better the citizens they can be to help them thrive. The USDA has estimated that 80% of insect crop pollination is accomplished by honey bees and approximately one-third of the total human diet is derived directly from insect pollinated plants (fruits, legumes and vegetables).
As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, our main goal is to educate the public in the art and science of beekeeping. Whether one wants to start beekeeping and is in need to support, or someone just wants to be a good neighbor, PCBA is there to guide all interested.
Hope to see you there!