What is the BeeManiacs Bee Day?
It is certainly an interesting day for beekeepers to stop by BeeManiacs, with many activities happening at the same time. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
2018 Bee Day will be on April 28, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can read more about why we decided on April 28 clicking here.
We will have hundreds of beekeepers from the region picking up live bees on that day. If you want to place an order for live bees to pick up during our bee day, you can place an order here: https://beemaniacs.com/product/package-bees/
Beekeeping Equipment Swap Meet
Beekeepers will be able to sell or buy new or used equipment (no used frames though). It would be a great opportunity for beekeepers to buy and trade certain items from other beekeepers, at a lower price.
Your kids outgrew their bee suits? Do you have books that you don’t read anymore? Need to sell your manual extractor to buy an electric one? No longer keeping bees? If you have any beekeeping equipment, books, tools, protective gear, that you’d like to sell, you can sign up as a vendor and trade directly with other beekeepers.
It’s going to be free for vendors to participate. You just need to fill up a vendor form so we can book an outdoor space for you, on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in selling anything at the Swap, you can download and fill up the form at this link (link here). Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee Friendly Vendors and Exhibitors
Some nurseries will bring bee-friendly plants that grow in this region.
Instructors and experienced beekeepers from the Backyard Beekeepers Association will be available for answering any bee-related questions.
The list of vendors is growing quickly. Vendors can participate for free (pre-registration required). If you are interested, you can download and fill up the form at this link (link here). Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions. Only vendors that pre-register can attend the event.
Backyard Beekeepers Association instructors will be demonstrating different styles of package installation to their Beginning Beekeeping Class students. Demonstrations on package installation will be at 9 am and 2 pm.
You can see some pictures from 2017 Bee Day in this link: https://beemaniacs.com/2017/06/07/bee-day-and-other-events/