A Taste of Honey: Bees in Colonial America

April 26, 2009, 1:00 PM

Many early colonists brought honeybee hives to America to supply honey and beeswax and to provide a means of exchange for trading. Eric Rowe of 200-year-old Douglas Farm in Gladstone will demystify beekeeping practices 'then and now' and will offer tips on how today we as laypeople can help save this threatened insect. As pollinators of over 90 crops, honeybees are a critical component of our food supply and responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat.

Visitors will be able to examine an observation hive and purchase Douglas Farm organic honey, and bee products, such as hand-crafted creams, soaps, lip balms and bees wax candles.

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