August 17, 2013, is National Honey Bee Day, and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting programs that day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Boyhood Farm located on Old Plains Highway. Recently, the Jimmy Carter NHS added honey bee hives to the farm. In his book, "An Hour Before Daylight," President Carter states, "One important source of income was high-quality honey, which we sold either in the comb or centrifuged to extract the pure nectar." He also says, "Daddy maintained about two dozen hives, and we processed the honey, consumed what we needed for our family, and sold the rest."
Hours of Operation
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Suitable for Ages
Farmers Markets & Agritourism, History & Heritage