Create a Buzz at The Morton Arboretum "Honey Bee Weekend" September 8-9, 2012
Families Swarm to Celebrate Bees and Honey
LISLE, IL (July 6, 2012) – September is National Honey Month and the perfect time to head over to The Morton Arboretum to celebrate one of nature’s simplest pleasures – honey, Sept. 8 – 9, 2012.
“Honey Bee Weekend,” includes an expo showcasing the uniqueness and versatility of this golden sweetener. Honey lovers will find honey and bee-themed products from honey mead wine, to candles, lotions and beekeeper kits. A “Honey Brunch ‘n Learn,” will feature a delicious, honey-inspired brunch led by a master beekeeper. Did you know that American’s consume about 1.3 pounds of honey per person each year, adding spoonfuls to tea, drizzling it over toast?
Visitors also will learn how honeybees are part of a critical food system that goes beyond culinary uses. The Arboretum’s bee expert Bronwyn Weaver will answer questions and demonstrate pollinator-friendly gardening, highlighting how fruits and vegetables are pollinated by bees every year. Best part: her homemade honey is on sale at the Arboretum store.
Kids can celebrate the seventh “Happy Bee-Day” of The Children’s Garden, where they have fun dancing the bee dance, making a bee mask and learning about beekeeping in a hands-on discovery activity. A homemade honey competition and “Honeybee Photo” contest also will be held. “
The 2012 rates are:
$12/adult, ($8 on Wednesday), ages 18-64
$11/senior, ($7 on Wednesday), ages 65 and over
$9/child ($6 on Wednesday), ages 2-17
Under age 2 is free. Parking is free
About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research, and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails, and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities, and services for adults, children, professionals, and communities. The Arboretum welcomes 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. More information is available at www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074.
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