BEEcome a Fan

 Naturalist draws focus to oft-misunderstood stingers

Most people know bees and wasps as insects that sting.

But members of the order hymenoptera are pollinators, predators, parasites and producers of honey. Be amazed by their important roles at this program, and you may find it possible to coexist with these actually beneficial, fascinating creatures.

What: The Buzz About Bees and Wasps

When: Thursday, August 15 – 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township

Presented in cooperation with Joe Cluts, president of Geauga County Beekeepers, this program will include photos of honeybee swarms and bee trees as well as other stinging insects and their homes. Geauga Park District also has examples of the nests of Bald-faced Hornet, European Hornet and bumblebee, said Naturalist Dottie Drockton.

Expect primarily Powerpoint and collected specimens, as the evening time slot isn’t conducive to going outdoors.

Registration is not required for this program, which will be wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions, and learn more about the Geauga County Beekeepers online.

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