World Bee Day
Issue: 2021/05 – May
Local Honeybees will get their day in the sun when Jackson County Beekeepers, Mountain Man Cave Honey, and The Village Green celebrate World Bee Day from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 22. Everyone is invited to this free educational event.
Mountain Man Cave Honey, Jackson County Beekeepers, and The Village Green will be co-sponsoring a free event for the public to celebrate World Bee Day on Saturday, May 22, at the Gazebo of the Village Green from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Tying along with The Village Green’s mission of preserving and enhancing land for our community, this year’s theme is Bee Engaged! The event will feature hive demonstrations, various activities and games for all ages, light refreshments, and live music featuring Asheville Singer/Songwriter Oliver Padgett from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M.. Children’s activities will include many arts and craft and education exhibits.
“Our goal with the Open House and Apiary Tours would be to expose the Southern Jackson community to the plight of the honeybee, raise awareness, and to demonstrate simple ways guests may help this fragile but so important insect,” says Rose Mary Achey, the President of Jackson County Beekeepers.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.