Bee City USA Launches August 18 in Asheville

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WHAT?  Asheville celebrates its designation as the inaugural Bee City USA on National Honey Bee Day.

WHEN? Saturday, August 18, 2012, 8:00 am – 1:pm.  Pollinator parade and proclamation at 10:15.

WHERE? Asheville City Market, 161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC  28801. 

DETAILS: Children’s tent, honey tasting, and scavenger hunt throughout the day. Children are invited to make bee wings and antennae from 9:45 until 10:45, which they can model in a pollinator parade. Learn about relationship between our food and pollinators, and how to make your yard more pollinator-friendly. Beekeeping suits and pollinator costumes are encouraged!

Photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service, by Brette Soucle

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