Clarkson recognizes Honey Bee Awareness Day

Clarkson City Commission approved the purchase of 12 new 30-inch by 6-inch Honeyfest banners.

As home to the Kelley Beekeeping Co. and the community Honeyfest celebration, Clarkson is a buzz about events such as Honey Bee Awareness Day. Mayor Bonnie Henderson issued a proclamation declaring the official observance on Aug. 21.

“Clarkson is a certified Bee City USA and they like for their cities to recognize days like that,” said Scotty Gore, city clerk-treasurer.

The proclamation describes the critical role honeybees play in pollination, making them essential in the production of more than 90 food crops. The economic impact on farming can be in the billions.

“The honeybee works together with other bees in the colony as a single, vibrant, living organism that helps to maintain healthy ecosystems,” the proclamation said.

The town also is making preparations for its bee-themed celebration planned for Sept. 22-25.

Clarkson City Commission approved the purchase Monday of 12 new 30-inch by 6-inch Honeyfest banners for telephone poles in the middle of the town to be hung each year for Honeyfest.

“They will be hung along with the Honeyfest flags and other decorations that we have up each year,” Gore said.

Gore said the cost of the 12 banners and brackets will be $2,100 plus shipping. They will be purchased from Temple Display.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416

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