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Bees In Our Bonnet

It’s no secret that honey bees are one of the most important members of the animal species. Honey bees, along with other pollinators, are essential to the survival of the human race, as well as all of Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. Despite their importance, they are often feared unnecessarily and, as a result, their population has been declining over the last few decades. This is why we have invited Joanna Diamond to host a class at Bonnet House to share her knowledge and experience saving honey bees.

Joanna Diamond was born and raised in South Africa, and saving honey bees is her passion. Having volunteered for four and a half years at a Bee Rescue & Removal charity, she has assisted with countless bee removals, is a registered Beekeeper, and has multiple bee hives in her South Florida garden today. Joanna believes that honey bees are our best friends, and we need to do everything possible as a global community to help them thrive.

This exciting class, cleverly titled “Bees In Our Bonnet,” will cover topics ranging from little-known but fascinating facts about honey bees, and why they are so important to our ecosystems. In this class, Joanna Diamond will dispel common myths and misconceptions about bees, and talk about why honey bee populations are declining, the facts behind swarms and swarming, and what you can do to help bees.

But this class doesn’t stop there. This course will take you behind the scenes of live bee removals, and will also discuss what is involved with being a beekeeper. In addition, there will also be a short overview of Orchid Bees, followed by an introduction to the wonderful world of honey! This will include information about how and why bees make honey, as well as why the honey industry can be so controversial.

This event will conclude with a delicious honey-tasting session. Raw wildflower honey will be available for purchase after class, as well as Orchid Bee feeders and Honey Bee Revival kits. This class will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-12:30pm in our Island Theatre. This course is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members. Click here to register!

The honey bee population needs our help to survive, and we hope that this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to promote their population growth. To learn more about this event, and plan your next visit to Bonnet House, visit our event calendar.

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