Saturday, January 18 — Hope your calendars are marked for the Winter Banquet!
Saturday, February 6 — HABA Bee School
I’ll be sharing more details on both of these events as soon as the board shares the information with me!
Christmas is approaching quickly!
Wondering what to put on your wish list? Or need some inspiration for gifts to bestow your favorite beekeeper?
Or perhaps you’d like to share the love for honeybees with those around you! Here are some thoughts to incite your imagination.
Sign up to attend the Banquet and the Bee School!
The Banquet is always a fun-filled evening and if rumors are true, you won’t want to miss the speaker! And the Bee School is a thoughtful gift for anyone considering beekeeping or perhaps someone who wants to improve their beekeeping skills.
Subscriptions to beekeeping magazines are a gift to enjoy throughout the year and gift cards to companies that offer beekeeping supplies are always appreciated.
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a great book. Here’s a list from an earlier post that includes lots of titles suggested by Doug Lindhout — they would make great gifts for anyone wanting to learn more about beekeeping!
The Hive and the Honeybee, Dadant
American Honey Plants, Frank C. Pellett
The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Dana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile
The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally, Michael Bush
The Beekeepers Field Guide: Solutions for Beekeepers, David Cramp
Bee Sex Essentials, Larry Connor
The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism, Jurgen Tautz
Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping, Dewery Caron
Or maybe this recently published title I’m including on my wish list: Honey Maker: How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does by Rosanna L. Mattingly.
Here’s a collection of some fun gift ideas including t-shirts and jewelry.
Sharing your love of honeybees with others is a fantastic thing to do. Maybe donate a children’s book about beekeeping to your local library. Bonus points for visiting during story time to read it aloud! One of my favorites is The Beeman written by Laurie Krebs and illustrated by Valeria Cis.
What’s on your wish list? Share your gift ideas in the comments.
Hope to see you all at the banquet!