Celebrate by buying honey from your local beekeepers. Here in Buncombe County you can find local honey at our farmers’ markets (http://buyappalachian.org) and at Earthfare and Greenlife.
You can become a beekeeper yourself and produce your own honey!
Check out these beekeeping resources on Buncombe County Beekeeper’s website: http://wncbees.org/ReferenceDocs.cfm and also on Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/beekeeping.html
Visit the NC State Beekeepers’ Association website to find a local beekeepers’ chapter: www.ncbeekeepers.org
Here’s the web page for our Buncombe County Beekeepers’ Chapter: www.wncbees.org
Also, plant a pollinator garden to help provide nectar (and pollen) for our honey bees! Learn more at http://wncbees.org/ReferenceDocs.cfm and http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/chathammills.html
Hug your local beekeeper!