The First Annual Bee Day Was a Success!!

It never ceases to amaze me how friendly the beekeeping community is!  

Last Saturday, April 15th, was BeeManiacs first annual “Bee Day” and the Backyard Beekeepers Association was there to witness the festivities first hand.  So what is “Bee Day” you ask?  Well, simply put, it is a day where anyone can come to BeeManiacs and pick up bees, purchase equipment, talk to local beekeepers, watch beekeepers work with the demo hives, buy bee-friendly plants, purchase local crafts or beeswax items, and spend some time with some of the nicest people I know.  “Bee Day” sprang from the minds of Ana and Ari Alvarez of BeeManiacs who hosted the gathering and who ultimately live bee conservation.  It was great to see their shop teaming with the buzz of customers and fellow beekeepers all day long.  Besides the Alvarez’s, many thanks to all the Backyard Beekeeping Association instructors who volunteered their time to demo different hive equipment, package and nuc installations and general beekeeping practices.  
Along with our instructors, we want to give a very special thank you to the Salcedo family for selflessly pitching in to direct the steady flow of traffic and keep the parking area safe for our beekeepers and our bees!

One of the highlights of the day was watching some of our newer beekeepers, Sean and Traci Ponto, talk about how they build their very own long hive  Wow, what a bee-autiful new home their bees will have!!




All in all, it was a perfect day.  Thank you BeeManiacs for hosting such a wonderful event!  We can’t wait till next year!!