Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., and the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers' Association has been awarded the "Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence" for 2012. There were 15 winners selected for various programs and topics. 83 entries were submitted by associations, businesses, and academic institutions. PennApic is the first and only bee association to ever win this award. PennApic has built a network of learning centers throughout the state, maintains hives at the Governors mansion, has an outreach program that includes overseeing the National Honey Be Day program, among other items. As we approach our second anniversary this coming summer, it is very rewarding to see PennApic grow (approaching 400 members) and their contributions to the bee industry and the overall environment. I want to thank those who are members, those who supported various PennApic fundraising, and those that run National Honey Bee Day programs all across the country. Thank you.