Forsyth Beekeepers Club
The annual Cumming County Fair is October 1-11.
The Forsyth Beekeepers Club has been well represented at the fair for many years. People from all around enjoy coming to 'the barn' to see the bees, check out the honey show winning entries, and talk to beekeepers about these little insects. We will need lots of volunteers to keep this tradition going.
We'll need help setting up the booth, hosting during the fair, and then cleaning up afterwards.
[Each 2 hour shift earns the volunteer a raffle ticket. (Raffle tickets can't be purchased.) The club will raffle off a 5 frame nuc for next spring pick up (1st place), a 10 frame Langstroth hive (2nd place), and 2020 Membership in the club (3rd place winner). To 'earn' your raffle, be sure to sign in at the fair during each shift and have it initialed.] **We have donethis the past 4 years - the board will decide if this is offered in 2021 - most likely we will!
Please consider helping. New keepers - don't be intimidated - you know SO MUCH MORE than you give yourself credit for, and can answer most of the questions people may ask.
Please select a time slot you can attend the FBC booth at the Cumming Fair. WEAR YOUR NAMETAG, especially if you plan to park in the vendor lot. If you have an FBC shirt, please wear it...or another bee themed shirt.
Parking in the Vendor lot off Tolbert St. is limited and only for vendors working the fair. Workers will check! It's behind the Tyson Chicken Plant downtown, kinda.
Bring a chair or stool so you don't get tired of standing during your shift, and a bottle of water would be a great idea. Everything else you will need will be at the booth.
Duties at the fair:
- We have 4 stalls for FBC. Our booth has carpeting rather than just shavings - please keep it clear for strollers / walkers / wheelchairs, and as clean and inviting as possible.
- Wipe down the tables every day, and throughout the shift as necessary to keep the dust off them. You can find cleaning materials under the tables.
- Keep the brochures neatly replenished, and make sure young children are not wasting the materials.
- The observation hive can tip - someone should stay close to it at all times, and watch the youngins. It needs to be covered at the end of each shift, and the gate should be placed around the hive when it's not attended. This is very important.
- There will be an Arts & Crafts table with supplies. Kids 12 and under can make a bracelet or a bee face - keep this area tidy and running smoothly. This should close at 8pm.
- Honey will be available for sale. Keep the honey display attractive and all bottles accounted for.
- Closer - lock everything up at the ENTRANCE. Honey must be secured, and money removed from the premesis daily.