Congratulations to MCBA’s design team- Brian Marcy, Joe Duffy, Bruce Gibby, Harold Jenkins, and Dan Boylan- for winning the coveted first place with their beekeeping exhibit at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show! The eye-catching winning entry, entitled “A Spoonful a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,” was created with both public education and artistic detail in mind, with topics including the medicinal uses of honey, beeswax, honeybee venom, pollen, and propolis  accented with a display of a variety of honeys and wax products. The team met on three occasions at the 4-H Center in Skippack to design the display and plan for its installation. Not only was the exhibit clearly appreciated by the judges but also by the Farm Show attendees, as one of our members overheard these comments:


“I love the smell of those candles and the wax! Isn’t it amazing you can smell it from here?”

“I didn’t know there were so many actual medical uses for honey, did you?

I’m going to look more into that.”

“See that, I’m supposed to eat more honey!”


Congratulations again, Team, and thank you for representing our club so well!

Check out more pictures of the winning entry below.