A BUZZworthy Event: Adventure Science Center to host second annual Honeyfest
Explore pollinators, beekeeping and health on June 3
Nashville, Tenn., May 30, 2017—Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has lost more than 50 percent of its managed honeybee colonies. It’s not good news for global crop production, as more than three-quarters of the world’s food crops depend, in part, on pollinators to help them flourish. Adventure Science Center (ASC) will shine a light on this crisis as part of its second annual Honeyfest on Saturday, June 3.
Guests can step into the wonderful world of pollinators to explore the different kinds of bees that are native to Tennessee, discover how to use beeswax to create eco-friendly candles, and even sample some different kinds of honey.
Honeyfest will also provide the opportunity to connect with and learn what goes into keeping a hive healthy from real-life beekeepers from the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association. Foundation Wellness, LLC will be onsite discussing the nutritional value of honey versus other added sweeteners while exploring the role that glucose plays in energy production.
Special Activities, included with general admission (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
- ID THOSE BEES
Can you tell the difference between a carpenter bee and a bumblebee? Discover the different types of bees native to Tennessee and learn what makes them special.
- CANDLE MAKING 101
Learn how you can use beeswax to make an eco-friendly, bee-friendly candle for your home!
- HONEY TASTING
Sample some different kinds of honey while exploring what goes into making honey such a sweet treat.
Guests will also be able to get an up-close look at a real beehive and try to spot the hive’s queen at work in ASC’s Beekeeping exhibit on the third floor.
Subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
For more information about the event, visit www.adventuresci.org/calendar or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications, at (615) 401-5059.