April 25, 2014

Visit the Erie County Botanical Gardens for a look into the Honey Bee Festival

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens is our areas largest collection of botanical education, events and displays – with ever-changing exhibitions

SOUTH BUFFALO - There is nothing like a warm spring day and a walk in a garden to make you forget about the cold lengthy winter and leave memories of shoveling and scraping off your car behind you - prepping your mind, body and soul for the lovely months to come.

To get a jump on the beauty of spring visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for their upcoming spring events to view and purchase beautiful plants, and get ideas for your own backyard retreat.

Bee ready for a special event on May 3 when the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will offer a unique look into nature with their Honey Bee Festival. Ideal for children and adults, the festival will offer everything from honey samples to beekeeping supplies. The event will feature Dr. Reed Johnson, noted Assistant Professor from the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University. Dr. Reed will lecture on his research regarding honeybees and pesticides, and discuss current concerns that pesticides raise in nature. A lunch is available during the event and children’s activities are available throughout the day. A film screening of “More than Honey” is available during the afternoon session and a guided visit to the garden’s demonstration hive will give you an inside look into what the bees are doing when they glide into their home.

If you are planning on adding to your garden, the Gardens can help. Join them in the garage in back of the Gardens as they sell off this years spent bulbs on May 9. Starting at 8 am the bulbs are $8 per... Read the rest of this article in News


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