Steve McDaniel

Festival seeks to recruit beekeepers

Festival seeks to recruit beekeepers

Behold the honeybee.

Tireless worker. Loyal to the homeland. Responsible for much of what we buy in the grocery store.

That's a big burden for such tiny wings.

Hundreds of visitors came Saturday to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel to pay their respects, stroll around flower-dotted lawns and buy honey and beeswax candles as part of the fourth annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival.

Thebees didn't disappoint, taking center stage for hourly demonstrations to prove how docile and industrious they are when compared to their unruly relative, the wasp, which visitors were informed "live to sting."

"They're furry," squealed Jessica...