Get a glimpse into the fascinating world of bees at the buzz-worthy workshop presented by Orange County Coastkeeper and local bee expert, Janet Andrews of Backyard Bees. Residents and families are invite to learn about the hobby of beekeeping, why bees are key to the pollination process and the current threats they face.
The workshop includes:
- Alternatives to bee extermination
- Tips on how to cultivate a bee-friendly garden for flourishing plants
- Honey sampling of different local honey, including honey from the Coastkeeper Garden
- Backyard Bees products available for purchase
Bees are a crucial component of Orange County’s ecosystem because they provide natural pollination for plants, including agricultural crops. Due to a variety of environmental factors, including Colony Collapse Disorder, bee populations are declining, posing significant threats to the agricultural industry. Coastkeeper and Backyard Bees aim to cultivate a positive understanding of bees and instill a respect for the natural balance of the Earth’s cycles and ecosystems.
- Janet Andrews of Backyard Bees
- Orange County residents and families
- Coastkeeper Garden manager and gardening expert Austin Brown
WHEN: Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: The Coastkeeper Garden
1560 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Orange 92869
NOTE: Workshop is suitable for ages 8 and up
About the Coastkeeper Garden: The Coastkeeper Garden is a sustainable garden showcasing plants from six Southern California native habitats as well as drought-tolerant plants. The 2.5-acre garden teaches environmentally friendly gardening and showcases the incredible results.
About Backyard Bees: In addition to producing delicious honey and natural beeswax products, Backyard Bees educates students and clubs at their mini farm about the importance of bees to our gardens and how to live a sustainable life. Backyard Bees also rescues beehives from threatened or unwanted locations in Orange County and will relocate them to local gardens and farms.
ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER: Orange County Coastkeeper is a member of the International Waterkeeper Alliance, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. Founded in 1999, the mission of Coastkeeper is to protect and promote sustainable water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. Coastkeeper is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems.
We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. For more information, visit www.coastkeeper.org or call 714-850-1965.
This article was released by Orange County Coastkeeper.