Sunday, March 19, 2023 2pm
About this Event
350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66044https://biosurvey.ku.edu/fieldstation #kufieldstation
This month, join us to learn about the practice of beekeeping. Members of the KU Beekeeping Club have maintained hives at the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at the KU Field Station since 2019. As a club, they aim to provide a hands-on experience for people to learn about what it takes to become beekeepers, demonstrate how environmental conditions affect bees, and inspire future generations to take part in this centuries-old tradition.
Current co-presidents Sasha Borstein and Liz Collins, along with other members, will talk about bee biology, hive dynamics, how to support bees in your own yard, and the basics of what it takes to keep social and solitary bees in Kansas.
Teas — made from locally grown native plants harvested just down the road from the Field Station and sweetened with fresh honey from the KU Beekeeping Club's hives — will be served. Bring your own mug to help us cut down on waste and enjoy an extremely local hot drink while you learn.
The KU Beekeeping Club will also have freshly bottled honey from their hives for sale. Bottles usually range from $15 to $25. Please bring cash if you wish to purchase honey.
Science Sundays is a new monthly series of in-person public talks at the KU Field Station. These Sunday afternoon talks cover a variety of science topics, including research happening at the Field Station. Talks are free and open to the public — anyone who wants to learn more about science — but may not interest younger audiences. Registration will be capped at 40 each month; please RSVP by emailing Wendy Holman (email@example.com), KU Field Station Education Program Coordinator. The KU Field Station is managed by the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research.