Saturday, April 15, 2023
If you enjoy honey, it might surprise you to learn that the average forager bee makes only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime! Let’s explore the vital role that bees play as pollinators in our ecosystem and learn how we can help protect them. You will build your own model of a Queen Bee — we guarantee it will bee a hive of activity!
Materials: Instructions will be provided on the week of the event.
Expert: Parker Smale. Parker’s passion for insects can be traced back to one fateful field entomology course, which also inspired his own entomology blog. As a bumble bee lab biologist in WPC’s Native Pollinator Initiative, he specializes in data wrangling, pollen chefery, and entomological match-making.