Presidential Pathways / Plains

National Honey Bee Day Celebrated at Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

Dates : 8/22/15 - 8/22/15
Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm
402 Old Plains Highway
Plains, GA 31780


Bee keeping was an important aspect of the Carter farm during President Jimmy Carter's youth. He fondly recalls that honey was an important source of income, as well as a welcome additive to the family meals. During his youth, the Carters maintained nearly two dozen hives on their property. The honey bee was so important overall, that it was designated the state insect of Georgia in 1975. To celebrate this important part of Georgia and Carter farm history, as well as in observance of National Honey Bee Day, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting programs on August 22, 2015, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Boyhood Farm located in Archery, Georgia. Programs that day will offer information about basic bee keeping, including how to maintain a hive of your own. There will also be an observation hive present so guests can better understand how honey bees work.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Free 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Family Friendly, Farmers Markets & Agritourism, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature