Honey Extraction | Bee Education

Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2016
noon - 4 p.m.

Buzz like a bee at Honey Harvest, Creative Discovery Museum's "sweetest" event! The 16th annual Honey Harvest Celebration will be held at Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 from noon to 4 p.m. Honey Harvest, a one-of-a-kind event in Chattanooga, is a museum-wide celebration of some of the world's hardest workers: honey bees. Museum guests will be awed by the life and work of the honey bee and learn how honey is made.
Guests will have the opportunity to make their own honey lip balm, beeswax candles, beeswax collage, and honey soap to take home. Guests can also taste different kinds of honey, participate in honey extraction, and meet beekeepers from around the Chattanooga area.
During the event, Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, will give presentations that teach children about the importance of honey bees as pollinators and how everyone can help save them from decimation. New this year, we're having a Welsh Honey and Hive product show both days in the Rainbow birthday party room.
Here's a look at timed activities we have scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday:
  • Watch honey extraction (12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m.)
  • Special presentation from Michele Colopy (2 p.m.)
  • Interact with beekeepers and watch them work (1, 2, 3 p.m.)
All activities are included with Museum admission.

With the wide range of known food allergies, the Museum can not guarantee that this program is allergen free. Please contact the Museum in advance if food allergies are a concern for your family.

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