It's All about the Bees at the Garfield Park Conservatory
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA) will be hosting the 4th Annual Bee Forum on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A registration fee of $25 for non GPCA membersand a $15 for GPCA members or volunteersis requiredonline at www.garfieldconservatory.org/growing_and_green_living.htmor call 773.6381766 ext. 20.
Honeybee experts will discuss Chicago’s most sustainable sweetener – honey. Phillip Raines, Northern Illinois beekeeper, will discusses how different “flows” of nectar produces different tasting honey. In the afternoon,keynote speaker and internationally known entomologist and bee expert Dr. May Berenbaum presents a fascinating and historical look at honey. She will also be available to sign copies of her most recent recipe book, “Honey, I’m Homemade!”
Throughout the day, local beekeepers share stories from the hive and their bees’ hard work. Come to this special “bee” event which highlights honey from neighborhoods such as Garfield Park, Rogers Park, and more. Chicago’s very own beekeeper Michael Thompson will host.
Garfield Park Conservatory is located just fifteen minutes west of downtown. From I-290, exit Independence Avenue(3800 west) and travel north. Turn east onto Washington Blvd. Turn north onto Central Park Avenue(3600 west).
Alternatively, take the CTA Green line and exit at Conservatory/Central Park Drive.
Contact Phone: 312.742.7529
Publication Date: 10/01/11