The Coastal Bend Beekeepers and Gill’s Landscape Nursery presents the Texas Honey Queen!

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honeybeequeenHope Pettibon, the 2016 Texas Honey Queen, will speak with local gardeners on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 4 PM at Gill Nursery 2810 Airline Rd.  She will talk about best practices to help support local honeybee populations and steps ordinary gardeners can take to benefit directly from honeybees. Local gardeners are encouraged to bring questions about how to maximize the use of honeybees in our area and improve the performance of their own garden.

The Texas Honey Queen is the official representative of the Texas Beekeepers Association. She promotes beekeepers and beekeeping across the state. Hope lives in the DFW area on a small ranch with her 10 siblings and parents. Hope served as the CCHBA 2014 Honey Princess, and CCHBA 2015 Honey Queen. She loves to spend her time outside gardening, farming, and has helped her family raise honey bees since 2004. Recently, her honey won 3rd place in the black jar tasting contest at the Texas State Fair. Hope is currently attending a one year Bible college in south Texas and has future aspirations to be an EMT. During her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, cooking, and crafts.

The Coastal Bend Beekeepers is the local arm of the TBA and conducts regular meetings that provide presentations on bees and beekeeping. Their members range from backyard beekeepers to commercial honey producers. You can find their members at Garden Clubs and Farmer’s Markets across the area. Their meetings are always free and open to the public.

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Join Us At Our Airline Store!

“All About Honeybees”

presented by Hope Pettibon, 2016 Texas Honeybee Queen
Friday August 5th 4 to 5pm, Gill’s At 2810 Airline Rd.  Free & Held Indoors!

Hope will talk about best practices to help support local honeybee populations and steps we can take to benefit directly from honeybees in our area. Questions are always welcome!

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