Donning a bee beard is a bold way to persuade the public that honeybees are their friends.
Hannah Hallahan caught the bug for bees as a young girl growing up in Minnetonka, when her father took up beekeeping as a hobby.
Open since 1897, the Hamline Church Dining Hall on Dan Patch Avenue is the longest consecutive running concession stand in Minnesota State Fair history. During the Great Minnesota Get-Together, more than 75 volunteers work each day to provide fairgoers with a “nice atmosphere, great food and a chance to sit down, rest and regroup as a family,” says Teresa Renneke of Hamline Church. Throughout her 30 years spent organizing the dining hall, Renneke has experienced how valuable their presence is to guests of all ages.