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Development & Marketing Director
Phone: (814) 836-6179
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Annual event celebrating the honey bee is scheduled for September 19 & 20
Erie, PA (August 27, 2020) - Asbury Woods presents annual honey bee event From Hive to Honey: The Honey Bee Story. The event is scheduled for September 19 and 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods.
The festival celebrates the wonderful honey bee and the vital role it plays in agriculture, pollination, and the food chain. From Hive to Honey provides fun, educational opportunities for all ages in an outdoor setting.
“Honey bees are a fascinating study, everything from their specialized social structure to the science behind the delicious honey we all enjoy. Our annual festival shines a light on how this bee that we all take for granted plays such an important role for humans. In true Asbury Woods form, we’re presenting the topic in a fun and educational way that all ages can relate to,” said Jennifer Farrar, Executive Director
Kids and adults alike will delight in the honey extractor demonstrations, learning how to harvest honey from a honeycomb, and watching our bees in action. Vendors will be onsite with local seasonally produced honey varieties, beeswax products, beeswax skin care, and gifts. Come learn all about the science and social life of the amazing honey bee!
Dates: September 19 & 20 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days
Location: Asbury Wood Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road Erie, PA 16506
Cost: Admission is $5. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
From Hive to Honey is presented by: J. Thomas Tree Service, Penelec, and A.J. Grack Business Interiors
COVID-19 safety guidelines: Guests must preregister for their specific tour time, each tour time slot can accommodate 15 people. The tour will lead visitors through several outdoor stations and optional indoor vendor area. Masks will be worn by Asbury Woods staff and are encouraged for guests, especially when social distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be followed. The event is held rain or shine, no refunds.
The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.
Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages. In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.
The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access. The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs. The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center. The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek. Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.
Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 87,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.