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Learn all about bees at Patuxent Research Refuge Honey Harvest Festival

beehiveBring the family to the Annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center.

Discover the busy world of bees and other pollinators while enjoying arts and crafts, face painting, honey tastings, children’s activities, wildlife conservation tram tours and much more.

See an observation bee hive, a mock apiary and candles being made from bees wax. There will also be lectures and demonstrations to expand your knowledge of the world of bees. Did you know that there are more kinds of bees than birds in the state of Maryland? Do you know what bees tell us about climate change? Have you ever wanted to be a beekeeper? Have you ever been to a bee keeper’s rodeo, seen a swarm of bees or seen honey extracted from a bee hive? Attend the Honey Harvest Festival and learn more.

The Maryland State Beekeepers Association is partnering with the Patuxent Research Refuge and the Friends of Patuxent to sponsor the free event. Honey and related products will be available for purchase. Refreshments will also be available.

The National Wildlife Visitor Center is located off of Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and MD Rt. 197. Visit http://patuxent.fws.gov or call 301-497-5763 for more information about the Patuxent Research Refuge.

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