Neuse Regional Beekeeper, Bill Clothier started the Honey for Disabled American Veterans Program last year. This year the program is taken over by Dr. Margo Jenkins. Helping the Disabled American Veterans is personal to Dr. Jenkins. Dr. Jenkins currently serves in our nation’s military and her spouse, all siblings, and son-in-law’s all have served or are currently serving in our nation’s military.
Through the generosity of multiple chapters–Last year donations, totaling more than $600, were received from the Neuse Regional, Coastal Plains, and Tar River Beekeepers chapters and the total proceeds were $5,000 all donated to the DAV.
Chapters are encouraged to help pass the word to all chapter members. No honey donation is too large or too small. No monetary donation is too large or too small.
Please think about donating Honey for Disabled American Veterans as you begin to plan to harvest your honey. The honey can be donated now or you can donate honey at the Summer Meeting. Any jar and any amount! Even a 5 gallon bucket would gladly be accepted from any chapter!
How the Program Works
Either donate a jar of honey to the program for sale with the proceeds going to the Honey for Disabled American Veterans Program or donate a portion of your honey sales to Honey for Disabled American Programs.
At the end of the year direct honey sales totals and donations will be donated 100% to the DAV
How to Contact Dr. Jenkins
By phone 919-499-1677 or by email at PineShireFarm@gmail.com
Take the 100% Challenge
Pledge to donate 1 pound of honey for each member and challenges other chapter to do the same. Take the Challenge and you can be listed here. Or just make a donation.
Who is Taking the Challenge?
You can find your chapter name here—contact Dr. Jenkins and set up that pledge.
- Beekeepers of the Neuse – 100 pounds of honey
- Beekeepers of the Abermarle – $100
- Barry Jones – 5 gallons of honey
- Bill Thering – 5 gallons of honey
- Tar River Beekeepers – jars of honey
- Neuse Regional Beekeepers – jars of honey
- Surry County Beekeepers – proceeds from honey sales at Celebrating Agriculture
Read more about the program in the Fall Issue of the NCSBA Buzz.