The Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy will host the Honeybees Are Your Friends event at the Harlan Hubbard Studio and Nature Preserve located at 129 Highland Avenue on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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You will learn how important honeybees are to our existence and how you can make a difference. Fort Thomas beekeeper Rick Stegeman will be at the studio with the FTFC bees to discuss more than just honey production.
Stegeman says, “Visitors will see a sample hive that shows what life inside a hive looks like. There are no live bees in the sample hive, just pictures. They can view the 2 hives that are working hives. They will be able to view the hives within 8-10 feet of the hives and away from the front entrance of the hives.”
Rick Stegeman’s bee fascination began with “my son’s attendance in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars program 13 years ago. He came home and told me how cool bees were after seeing some hives on one of the field trips. He urged me to get hives and start raising bees which I did. I became a beekeeper and my son went off to college! I fell in love with them though after raising them and learning all about them. Totally fascinating creatures that they are!”
This event is for all ages. Please note that FTFC takes every precaution to protect its visitors. If, however, you or your child has a severe allergy to bees, we suggest you bring an EpiPen.
The event is free of charge but donations are gladly accepted.
Bee Event – Honeybees are Your Friends
Saturday, September 21 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hubbard Studio and Nature Preserve
129 Highland Ave.
Sponsored by Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy