2010 - Many changes came about in regards to National Honey Bee Day in 2010. One of the key ingredients lacking initially with the program, was not being listed as a nonprofit. Funding and support was being very limited. So in early 2010, Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., was created and filed as a 501c in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PennApic, as it is known, is now the administrator of the National Honey Bee Day program. Moving forward, we have the ability to be flexible, creative, and dynamic in building the National Honey Bee Day program in the years ahead.
2010 also was our first year with a nation wide theme selected by beekeepers all across the nation in a poll. The theme was "Local Honey - Good for Bees, You, and the Environment". This message is in line with the core values of the National Honey Bee Day program.
NHBD expanded in 2010 to include 49 participating programs across 22 states.