UofL hosts beekeeping workshop as part of Earth Week

Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and outdoorUofL hosts beekeeping workshop as part of Earth Week (WDRB, April 17, 2017)

Thanks to all who came out for our Pollinator Workshop on Monday, April 17th, 1-2pm, Garden Commons at the Cultural Center!

Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem, especially within the garden. Without them, we wouldn't get the wonderful produce we cherish in our gardens and farms. We wanted to celebrate bees and the beautiful honey they make.

A huge thanks to our guest speaker, Betsy Ramey, from the Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association who brought a sample hive to show us a close and personal view of the function of bees.

We also explored how to make urban areas more pollinator-friendly by making wildflower seed bombs! Wildflower seed bombs are a composition of soil, seeds, and compost. When you throw it into any neglected landscape, it seeds the next generation of wildflowers that will grow to support the pollinators we depend upon. Participants left as guerilla gardeners, ready to fight for a better environment for our pollinators!

We also got to taste some local honey and native pawpaw fruits made into a delicious bike-blender smoothie with the help of our friends at UofL's Office of Health Promotion!

Check out the coverage on WDRB: UofL hosts beekeeping workshop as part of Earth Week (WDRB, April 17, 2017)

See photos from the workshop here.

If you missed the workshop, you can see a video of it here:

Don't miss the last spring workday at the Garden Commons on Monday, April 24th from 1-2pm. Gloves and tools provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!