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The Buzz about Bees
August 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 2 6:30-7:45 PM
The Buzz About Bees, Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024
Ever wonder how bees find their way around NYC’s crazy quilt of urban flower patches-from the highest rooftops to the most gravel-filled lots – and then where they buzz back to with their bounty?
Hint: There are over 300 Beekeepers in NYC, including a few that lived on the roof garden of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel until it closed, home to more than 300,000 bees!
The many gardens of the Upper West Side are literal nectar for the bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and hummingbirds that share our sunny outdoor spots. Well make a bee-line to a lovely garden in Riverside Park where well learn the botanical history and co-evolution of the UWS’s flowers and their pollinators and be amazed by the many beautiful and interesting animals at work.
NYC naturalist and author Leslie Day will help us get to the bottom of all the buzz about NYC bees, urban beekeeping basics, and how to tell a City Bee from a Country Bee (Ok, maybe not that last one).
Join us for a beautiful summer evening to explore the hidden world of our pollinating heroes.