Sorry for the short notice, but we just scheduled and emergency bee rescue in the neighborhood that we’re sure our neighbors will want to know about!
If you’re interested in bees, bee safety, honey, having your own hive, how bees exist in the urban setting, and what it’s like to live alongside honeybees, this is a rare chance to get a crash course.
Because, rescuing and building new hives is an expensive operation, we’re asking a suggested donation of $5 per observer to support the generous efforts of the beekeeper and as a compliment to the church for choosing to rescue the bees rather than exterminate them. (If you would like to donate but cannot attend, you can donate through the PayPal link on the right, and we’ll pass 100% of your donation on to the beekeeper for his efforts.)
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Avenue 78756
When: Saturday, Aug 28th, from 08:00 to 11:00
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Honeybees have seen a sharp decline in populations world-wide in recent years due to poor habitat management by humans and the subsequent spreads of diseases and unexplained ailments.
But, bees are making a comeback thanks to dedicated beekeepers who rescue healthy hives and relocate them to habitat that supports them.
This Saturday morning we’ll watch a very skilled beekeeper rescue an endangered hive that has existed inside the walls of the church for a few years.
Important Safety Notes:
- The bees are expected to be docile, but it’s always wise to be alert and careful when working with wildlife.
- Please arrive on time so we can discuss safety with everyone.
- Wear long sleeves, long pants, close toed shoes, and keep long hair pulled back.
- DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO BEES (We will have waivers for everyone to sign.)
- Listen to ALL instructions given by the beekeeper and be attentive so as not to miss something he says.
- Children should be in calm spirits and be attentive to their parents’ instructions or should be removed to a safe distance for their own safety as well as the safety of others around them.