The Bees are Back in Town
Have you heard the buzz? Elachee’s two demonstration beehives are hard at work. The hives are part of the Mike and Robbie McCormac Pollinator Exhibit currently under development as a new interactive feature at Elachee’s Visitor Center. Each hive features plexiglass viewing panels allowing students and visitors to see the wonder of the hives in action.
At full capacity, one demonstration hive will house up to 10,000 bees. The hives have an entrance and egress tube leading outside to a pollinator garden, part of the scenic Geiger Garden. Last fall, The Fockele Garden Company completed the garden, and installed a meditation bench and viewing area for visitors to sit and watch the bees come and go. Read about the hive installation.
Wing your way to Elachee to witness the queens and worker bees in action. While here, walk a few steps further into Platt Hall to learn about another great pollinator – the bat.
And don’t forget…
Elachee’s May BAT-TASTIC Festival featuring live bats is this Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and Elachee members receive a 50% discount! Made possible by annual corporate sponsor Murrayville Veterinary Clinic, this family-friendly festival features live bat demonstrations and presentations from a bat expert, children’s activities, access to the limited engagement exhibition Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats, Elachee’s live animal exhibits and yes, the beehives!
Elachee Nature Science Center’s mission is to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation.