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What's the buzz about bees?
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:00 AM
A small, one-person plane flown by John Davidson landed on North Cragmont Street at 1 p.m. Sunday. The 1959 Cessna L-19E Birddog circled the area, landed and continued to taxi through the intersection at Clifty Drive. (Staff photo by Trenton Scroggins)
Bee and airplane enthusiasts are welcome Saturday to the second annual "The Buzz About Bees and Planes" event at Lee Bottom Flying Field in Hanover.
Volunteer beekeepers will set up stations to help visitors learn about bees. Beekeepers will discuss topics such as which plants help bees, equipment needed to be a beekeeper, observation hives, the life of a bee and getting honey from the hive to the table.
There will also be honey and honey ice cream available, made from Indiana honey. A "Buzz Market" will also sell honey, lip balm and other products that use honey.
Ginger Davidson, event organizer, said the goal for the weekend is to educate the people about bees.
"Many people don't know how honey gets from the hive to the store," she said.
There will also be plane rides available to the public.
Davidson said the event is a marriage of two of her favorite passions. She and her husband own the Lee Bottom Flying Field and she also maintains 60 bee hives in four different locations in the county.
"We think of the airport people as our family and the bee keepers as family too," Davidson said.
Davidson hopes the event will help younger people find an interest in both bees and planes.
"Both groups have an aging crowd of hobbyist," Davidson said. "I think the average age is around 60. We're trying to get new young people involved in them, because they're both fun things to do."
Admission is free and open to the public and people are invited to bring a picnic lunch. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Buzz About Bees
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