"The Buzz About Bees" brings three days of bee-related activities, education and fun to the greater Albion Community, July 9-11 at Albion College. The program is offered in conjunction with the College's hosting of the Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS) Conference, a gathering of several hundred bee enthusiasts from 14 states.
All events listed below are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted. For more information about HAS or conference activities, please see www.heartlandbees.org or facebook.com/HASbees2015.
112-8 p.m., Bobbitt Visual Arts Center:
Bee-centric art exhibit. Artists from the U.S. and Mexico, display work about bees and/or using beeswax as a medium. Some artwork will be available for purchase.
1-3 p.m., Bobbitt Visual Arts Center
Arts and crafts workshop for children
2:50-3:40 p.m., Corner of Perry/Hannah Green Space
Drone Petting. Drones (male bees with no stingers) come out of the hive for an up-close look.
5:30 p.m., Kellogg Center
Honey and Mead Tasting. Sample diverse honeys from around the region and honey wine from Michigan brewers. Tickets for this event are $10.
7 p.m., Kellogg Center
“Behind the Times” acoustic strings band blending influences from bluegrass, country, jazz, and popular favorites, oldies but goodies and new creations;
8 p.m., Kellogg Center
Auction of queen bees
8:45-10:15 p.m., Whitehouse Nature Center
Night hike. Albion naturalists guide this walk on forest trails. Pre-registration is required by contacting David Green at email@example.com or 517-629-0582.