Are you curious about the life of bees and their vital role in the local ecosystem and food production? Attend the four-session series called “Meet the Bees” starting on Saturday, May 20, at Grace Farms to find answers to your questions.
Master Gardener Lauren Elliott will host each session and take guests on an educational and interactive journey where they will learn about the hives bees build to store honey, the native plants bees pollinate, and taste some of the honey that is produced locally by bees.
Below is the schedule for the series, with each session lasting one hour. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, May 20 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Celebrate World Bee Day and learn some secrets about keeping bees at your home. Elliott will be joined by Tammi Worsham, chair of the Outreach Committee for the Backyard Beekeepers Association in Weston.
Pollinators Transforming the Landscape
Saturday, June 24 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
During the spring and summer, bees, butterflies and other pollinators do their work. Elliott and Horticulture Advisor Kimberly Kelly will explain how it happens.
Honey Harvest & Tasting
Saturday, July 22 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Grace Farms Community Garden has two beehives and Elliott will show guests how to remove honey from the hive, which will then be shared with everyone.
Saturday, August 26 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Elliott will take guests on a tour of the Community Garden to see what the work of bees has produced. Produce will be sampled and honey will be served along with sun tea.