Help for Honeybees
“Texas Honey Queen” Marilyn Arnaud will award prizes to winners of a hive-painting contest June 17 at the Winnsboro Farmers Market. The contest is sponsored by the Wood County Beekeepers Association and features an observation hive, children’s activities, and a “Save the Bees” presentation with an extraction demonstration. People can also bid in a silent auction to purchase the painted hives. WCBA helps beekeepers set up and maintain hives all over the Upper East Side of Texas and sponsors the event to promote public awareness about the importance of honeybees to the human food supply and bring attention to how bees are struggling to survive due to pesticides, lack of forage, imported parasitic mites, and ever-changing climate.