Events Are Alive and BUZZING at the Barnstable County Fair

FALMOUTH- They are small, they sting, but without them our food sources around the world would cease to exist.

This is why The Barnstable County Beekeepers Association has set up a display highlighting the importance of bees at this year’s Barnstable County Fair.

“This is a local operation, there is a lot of beekeepers on Cape Cod, and people don’t really realize how many [of us there are. We have 400 members in the club and then there is commercial bees too… often you see bee hives on the bogs and they use those for pollinating the cranberries,” said Tom Novitsky, of the Beekeepers Association.

Topics being covered during the fair include hive management, honeybee pests & diseases, swarm control, extracting honey, and plants and pollination.

“The major importance of bees in the United States, even the world I suppose, is pollination… Fruit trees and vegetables, a lot of those require insect pollination, and Honey Bees are very good at that,” said Novitsky.

In addition to being guests at the fair, the club also runs a number of annual activities including a course on the Basics of Beekeeping and the Harvest Fest.

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Sunday is the final day of the 2018 Barnstable County Fair.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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