Ken Leighton 2:30 p.m., April 29
Saving the Bees & Harvesting Honey
About one-third of the human diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants, and honeybees are responsible for 80 percent of this pollination.
The recent disappearance of honeybees has been a hot topic — not only because of the mystery surrounding the cause of this phenomena, but because bees are crucial to our food supply.
Join us with beekeeper and lecturer, Diane Busch, as she sheds light on this disappearance and provides tangible tips on how each of us can help. Find out the wonders of working with bees and natural bee products:
• What is Colony Collapse Disorder and what does it do to a hive?
• How is honey harvested and how does a hive work? (See a hive live in action.)
• Learn how to harvest your own honey and how beeswax crafts and candles are made.
Join us at this pop!TALK and learn how to support the hardest working creature on this planet: the honeybee! (Also try and buy local honey, body scrubs, candles, and more.)
- When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Cost: $5 - $10