National Honey Bee Day - Special Presentations
Saturday, August 19
11:00am - 03:00pm
World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, is an idea put together by beekeepers in the USA, who petitioned the USDA in 2009 for an official day to honor honey bees and beekeeping. A few years down the line, people across the globe are holding a date of observation every year.
12:30pm - Short guided nature hike focused on pollinators
1:00 pm - Mark Ditmanson will present on the great diversity and importance of the wild bee populations in Cook County and beyond. The presentation will also cover the practice of beekeeping in the boreal forest.
Approx 2pm Master Gardeners Maxene Linehan and Janet Ditmanson will present on the rationale for providing pollinator plants and habitat in gardens, and also tips and suggestions for planning, choosing plants and other features, and maintenance.
Building for native bees
Making seed paper
Children's bee and flower crafts
All activities and presentations will take place at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.
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