Way to Bee Earth Day at Cornwall Public Library

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    Cornwall, New York
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The Problem

NY is a Great Place to Bee! Worker Bees will teach members of the Cornwall 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

The community will be invited to this event on Earth Day, April 22nd. A short presentation will introduce the project and four easy ways anyone can help bees, as well as give some information about the native bee house in the library's community garden. Then the Way to Bee! Worker Bees will host fun hands-on activities and a display, 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.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Pets & Companion Animals
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The Benefit

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