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Cocktails with a Curator: The Natural History of Honey

Thursday, March 26, 2020
5:30 PM–7:30 PM

They are considered the most important pollinators of crops, accounting for billions of dollars in added value to our food production. Learn about the origin, the history, and the important role honey bees have in agriculture, along with some lesser-known insect pollinators.

Discover how the compounds in honey provide a plethora of surprising healing benefits, and the valuable role of honey in traditional medicine. Hear from a panel of local bee and pollination experts. Sample an assortment of honey varieties and tasty creations using honey and other bee-produced edibles. Enjoy wine and craft cocktails.

Featured presenters:

  • Greg Mitchell, Blue Ridge Honey
  • Nick Wiggle, Super Bee Rescue & Removal
  • Luke Abbott, Pacific Resources International
  • Schlinger Foundation Chair and Curator of Entomology Matthew Gimmel, Ph.D.

Must be 21 or over to attend.

Free for Naturalist and above Members.

Ticket Cost:
Member (Naturalist-level and above): Free
Member (Family Plus-level and below): $35.00