StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 8th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in May.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
May’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
May’s storybook is “My Busy Green Garden” by Terry Pierce, a perfect choice as the season of gardens begins.
This charming book is a lyrical tribute to the bugs, bees, and birds that make a garden such a busy place.
More garden visitors appear on with each page, and all the while the “surprise”―a chrysalis―changes unnoticed until, on the last page, a butterfly emerges and flies away across the garden’s well-tended borders.
A lovely and lively portrait of backyard nature, which is also a gentle meditation on the rewards of paying attention.
Richly colored illustrations by Carol Schwartz bring the story to life. A chipmunk hides on every page to divert and engage young readers.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by May 2. To register, email to: or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
The book for June is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner.    
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
Beginner Beekeeping Basics Course, Franklin County Ag Heritage Building

Beginner Beekeeping Basics Course, Franklin County Ag Heritage Building

Thursday evening classroom sessions 2022, will be on March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (snow makeup date if needed, March 31)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building
Located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202.
There will also be a Saturday field day, date and location to be determined, for hands on, in the hive experience.
Week 1 – Honeybees.
Week 2 – Woodenware, beekeeping tools and equipment.
Week 3 – Buying Bees, Hive and Colony Management (placement and yard work) and Maintenance.
Week 4 – Recognizing, treating and preventing Pests, Maladies and Diseases.
COST: $65.00 for individuals and/up to an immediate family total of 5 by February 27th, 2022.
REGISTRATION: Registration and payment is required by February 27th and is limited to the first 50 who register.
Each Registration includes a beekeeping book, continued 1st year support, education and first year membership in the
Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association including all continued education, workshops and events.
More info: available at, 717-496-7728, by email at: or
You can also mail the attached form below and a check to:
FCBA, P.O. Box 341, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Please download the (BBB) Beginner Beekeeping Basics Form follow instructions and send with check or money order (NO CASH)
Penn State Extension Beekeeping Photo Contest

Penn State Extension Beekeeping Photo Contest

Penn State Extension is looking for two high-resolution photos depicting honey bees and beekeeping. One image will appear on the front cover of Penn State’s newly revised Beekeeping Basics , and the second image will appear on the back cover. All entries will be displayed at the 2022 Farm Show in Harrisburg, January 8 to 15, 2022.

  • Only one entry allowed per person.
  • Photos must have been taken in 2020 or 2021 in Pennsylvania and be original work owned by the entrant.
  • Photos must fit properly in portrait orientation on a 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper.
  • Photos must be at high resolution (at least 300 dpi).
  • No editing allowed, except cropping and color correction.
  • Your submission implies that you agree to share the rights of the photo with Penn State Extension for future marketing and/or promotional purposes (with credits).

DEADLINE: December 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

See the official rules here:  Beekeeping Basics Photo Entries