Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Last week, I was able to attend two events as Honey Queen. Both of the events were very well organized, allowing me to enjoy talking to people about honey and honey bees. Many thanks to Alice Weatherford for scheduling me to attend Career Awareness Night at Alva Middle School. She hadn’t received the Honey Queen brochure until the day before the event, but she still made time to contact us and add beekeeping to the list of careers represented. Mom and I also discovered that Ms. Weatherford is an excellent cook! After the event, she sent us home with a supper consisting of gator tail, curried chicken, saffron rice, pico de gallo, and a guava pastry.
On Friday, I gave a presentation to the Gulfcoast Homeschool Association. I met Rachell Skerlec and her family at our local beekeeper’s meeting, and she arranged for me to speak at the homeschool group’s park day. This was my first time giving a full-length Honey Queen presentation, and I was grateful for the audience’s encouragement! The students and adults had excellent questions. They were also attentive – a rare quality when the presentation is located next to the playground!
Between the two events, I spoke to at least 150 students and adults.