POTSDAM, N.Y. — The third annual Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree is a public celebration of bees and other pollinators with demonstrations, honey-based food, music and both adult and children’s activities on Saturday, September 28 at the greenhouses on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
The event and parking are free and open to the public beginning with registration at 2:45 p.m. Honey-based snacks will be provided during registration, as well as live music and a viewing of short videos about the birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies and moths that help provide our food and enrich the natural world.
From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., there will be a round-robin of exhibitions including a honey harvesting demonstration, wildflower pollinator planting tips, how to build a mason bee house, viewing of pollinator insects under microscopes, music by the Old Time Travelers Band, delicious honey-based food and separate children’s activities.
An optional tour of the nearby Cecilie Gardens will follow at 5:00 p.m., showing the demonstration beehives and pollinator plantings. Vans will be provided for the short ride.
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This event is free of charge, child-friendly, and open to the pubic, though free-will donations are welcomed to benefit Local Living Venture Pollinator Protection programming. WISER Center events are always free for SUNY students and this program is made possible in part by funding from a grant by the Alcoa Foundation.
This public celebration is a collaboration between SUNY Potsdam’s WISER Center, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division and the Local Living Venture as part of their Pollinator Protection project. Partners include the SUNY Potsdam Environmental Club and PACES Dining Services at Thatcher Hall.
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–Local Living Venture
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