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By Drew Richmond / Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 09:20 am
All About Pollinators at The Ridges!

Intro to Beekeeping - With the help of expert beekeeper, Marge Trocki, you’ll learn the basics of bee biology, and then have a chance to examine the inner workings of an observation bee hive. You will leave with an understanding of how to get started in beekeeping, the equipment and supplies needed, and the joys and challenges of managing a honeybee hive. 

Friday, October 7 from 6–9pm. Program are held at the The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Center. Fee is $25 for members and $30 for the public. 

Beekeepers Corner - Displays will take you through the inner workings of a real bee hive, teach you about native plants that bees pollinate, and immerse you into the art of beekeeping. Throughout the day an expert beekeeper will be around to answer questions you may have about starting your own hive. Kids will have the opportunity to dress up as a beekeeper for a photo-op!  

Pooh Bear Corner - We will have activities and books for kids to immerse themselves in the honey filled world of Winnie the Pooh! Take a hike out in nature and explore our woods as Pooh Bear would explore his Hundred Acre Woods.

Honey Tasting - We invite you to experience the differences in honey based on which plants the honey bees are pollinating. Honey will be available from local keepers as well as keepers from other parts of the country.  

Native Pollinators - Learn about the variety of native pollinators and what you can do to help them in your own backyard. Information will be provided by the Pollinator Partnership – a national network of organizations helping protect pollinators.

Saturday, October 8 from 10am–4pm. Admission is free. All Saturday programs are held at The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Center at 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. 

For more information on these and other programs at The Ridges, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.

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