MCBA Runs on VOLUNTEERISM!
There are many opportunities to participate.
Montgomery County, Maryland FAIR
August 12th - 19th
The Club has three volunteer activities at the Fair, which is located at 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. All are fun and you are welcome to sign up for multiple events. Each volunteer receives a free Fair pass for the day they volunteer. You are welcome to enlist a friend or family member to join you for your shift. If you have questions, Please contact Maureen Jais-Mick, Secretary, Montgomery County (Maryland) Beekeepers Association jaismick1(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)verizon.net Ph. 301-801-6253
Introduce visitors to the fascinating world of bees. Explain how the colony is organized, point out cells with honey/larvae/pollen/ eggs, regale them with bee facts (How much honey does a single bee produce in its entire lifetime? How long does the queen live? How many eggs can she lay in one day? How can you tell the difference between males and females?) Answer their many questions with first hand knowledge. Your enthusiasm to keep bees safe will be contagious!
We operate our booth to sell honey and other "products of the hive." Any member who'd like to have their own honey sold at our booth must volunteer for at least one 4-hour shift at the Fair - either in our booth or in Old MacDonald's Barn.
Bring your protective gear because this is full frontal beekeeping. Zip yourself into our screened-in tent and open hives right in front of visitors. Wow them with your bravery as you explain the workings of the hive and harvest honey -- decap, spin and bottle.