Festival for the Love of Our Precious Bees

The nonprofit, Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) will host the eighth annual Honey Bee Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 24, at the Rockwood Park Nature Center. The festival will include Buzz Talks on a wide range of bee-related topics.
      Visitors can ask questions of expert beekeepers and view displays of easy-to-grow native plants and different styles of bee hives. New this year are two different ways to safely observe actual working honeybee colonies. There will also be honey for sale, face painting, storytelling, an activity table and the Drone Petting Zoo featuring a fuzzy, stinger-free bee.

      RPBBA President Paul Edens, says, “This is a fun environment for the entire community, from those with no knowledge of the intense challenges facing the honey bee to those thinking about starting a backyard hive to experienced beekeepers. To ‘bee smart’ is all about the simple choices each of us make each day—what chemicals we use in our yards, what kinds of trees and plants we grow and even what food we shop for can impact the lives of honey bees and other pollinators.”

Location: 3401 Courthouse Rd. For more information, call 804-404-2329 or visit RockwoodBeekeepers.com.


Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Taking Dentistry to New Heights with Lasers

Dr. Hart uses pain-free, low-light laser therapy to put the body’s tissue into an optimum state of healing after a procedure has been performed.

A New Home for Chrysalis Institute

The new location will include an urban meditation garden on the front patio, a gallery showcasing art by Chrysalis members, staff offices and a 1,200-square-foot classroom and lecture space. It will be open, airy and welcoming, with abundant natural light.

The Foot & Ankle Center Joins Forces with FASMA

Streamlined business practices and increased leverage in the rapidly changing healthcare environment free Dr. Waskin and his staff to focus on what they do best, providing high quality care to their patients.

Restore-PT Finds New Location

Restore-PT has moved to 2418 East Franklin Street, Suite 115. The new location is in the historic Church Hill Gables building at the corner of North 25th Street.

Wirzba to Lecture on The Gift of Food

Humans are creatures dependent upon food; it is the basis for our survival and it plays a major role in determining our health and well-being.

Add your comment: