View live honey bees safely in an observation hive, make a hand rolled beeswax candle to take home and taste honey from a real beehive.
Don Snoeyink, beekeeper from Thornapple Woodlands LLC will present an educational and entertaining honey bee program.
A honey bee colony is a superorganism. It is made up of individual bees doing their jobs and depending on the other bees to do their jobs so that, all together, they act as one organism or unit.
Could there be a lesson there for us? Learn the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. Witness the life cycle of the honey bee, and see how bees gather nectar from flowers and turn it into honey.
Understand how honey is harvested and why it is used for more than just putting on toast. Find answers to questions like, “how do bees pollinate?” and “what is the importance of pollination for our food supply?”
This is a free program, registration will be required.