National Honey Bee Day

National Honey Bee Day-celebrated at Sky Meadows State Park

Park Visitors learn about bees and their importancE

By: Karlynn Wells

Posted: Aug 19, 2017 07:14 PM EDT

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 07:14 PM EDT

DELAPLANE,VA - National Honey Bee Day is a fairly new holiday that  beekeepers enjoy and appreciate. Local beekeepers gathered at Sky Meadows State Park to celebrate this morning. Ramona Morris and her husband have been bee keepers for twelve years and are members of Beekeepers of The Northern Shenandoah.who care for the honeybees at sky meadows state park. "Bees are so interesting you never get bored because your always learning something new."

Doug and Ramona Morris


Ramona Morris of Beekeepers of The Northern Shenandoah says.  Ramona says many people don't ‚Äčrealize that bees make a lot more than honey.  "Go to the grocery store and look at all the groceries there you will see all sorts of beautiful fruits and vegetables, without the bees, we would have maybe a third amount of that food." Morris says.  National Honey Bee Day at the park allowed visitors to witness honey extraction, learn about beekeeping, bees, and why their existence is a vital part of the eating experience right here in the valley.