Bonnet House Museum & Gardens to host “Bees in Our Bonnet” Class with Instructor Joanna Diamond
- The exciting class will cover topics ranging from little-known but fascinating facts about honeybees, and why they are so important as pollinators, and discuss why, instead of us being afraid of bees, they should be afraid of us.
- Other topics will include dispelling myths and misconceptions about bees, why honeybee populations are declining, facts behind swarms and swarming, and what you can do to help bees.
- Attendees will go behind the scenes of live bee removals and will discuss what is involved with being a beekeeper; in particular, if you’re afraid of bees, can you still become a beekeeper?
- A short overview of Orchid Bees will take place, followed by an introduction to the wonderful world of honey, including how and why bees make honey, why the honey industry is so controversial and filled with fraud, and what honey is best.
- The class will be taught by registered beekeeper, Joanna Diamond and will take place in the lovely Island Theater.
- The event will wrap up with a honey-tasting session. Raw wildflower honey will be available to buy after class, as well as Orchid Bee Feeders and Honeybee Revival Kits for those poor, tired bees you see on the ground.
- The class is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. To register, please visit https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/bees-in-our-bonnet/ or call (954) 703-2606.