Teaching Ways to Bee at Highland Falls Earth Day Celebration

  • Location
    Highland Falls, New York
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The Problem

NY is a Great Place to Bee! Worker Bees will teach members of the Highland Falls / Fort Montgomery / West Point community about bees, the threats they face, and how we can all help, and the importance of planting good forage for bees such as native wildflowers.

Our Plan

Worker Bees will host interactive activities and a display booth with information, including games about bee communication through smell (pheremones) and dance (honey bee dance), a honey making activity where participants pretend to be a busy bee gathering "nectar" (water) with their "proboscis" (eyedropper) and "pollen" (yellow pompoms) with their "pollen baskets" (little baskets) from specially designed "flowers." They will also be shown how to make wildflower seed bonbons to plant wherever some native wildflowers are needed to feed the bees. A half-hour presentation about the project will be given mid-day.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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