Plans are progressing for this year’s annual Ashcroft and District Fall Fair. “BEE Inspired” has been chosen as our theme to showcase Field Crops.
Without bees, we would not have much of our vegetable and fruit supply. Neither would we enjoy all the flowers that surround us. These blossom abundantly when pollinated by such tiny creatures.
Besides being pollinators, bees also provide us with an already digested form of sweetness, honey. So, pull out your honey recipes and consider which ones you can make for your baking or canning entries in the Fair.
You may possess other talents. Think about “honeycomb” – or hexie – quilting patterns. Think about photographing bees, and sketching or painting bees.
Perhaps you are a beekeeper who would be willing to lend us some of your equipment, create a display, or bring samples of supers, frames, excluders, wax or other interesting items you might use, so that we could be better educated on the value of bees.
Mark the Fall Fair on your calendar – Sept. 13, and think about how you will be involved. Check our website www.ashcroftfallfair.ca for categories, or check us out on Facebook. Above all, challenge yourself and “BEE Inspired!”