Sunday 10/27, 12:30-2:00 PM: Bringing Down the House: How Ground-dwelling Bees Build Their Homes
Did you know that 52% of bee species native to New York make their homes in the ground? Or that they construct rooms in their homes much like humans do? Join conservation ecologist and science director of The Honeybee Conservancy, Alixandra Prybyla, to explore the underground tunnels that these bees call home. Prybyla and participants will outline the similarities and differences between human houses and ground-dwelling bee houses by: 1) making a list of items we need to live; 2) making a list we think bees need to live, and; 3) drawing what we imagine a ground-dwelling bee house might look like underground. At the end, Prybyla will reveal what a typical ground-dwelling bee home looks like, from how they decorate their front door to how they tuck themselves in at night. Sessions at 12:30pm and 1:30pm, each 30 minutes.
Island Bee Project and The Honeybee Conservancy’s Bee Sanctuary is home to dozens of bee species. Come visit to learn more! When most people think of bees, they think of honey bees. But did you know that there are over 475 species of bees in New York? Join Island Bee Project and The Honeybee Conservancy on an extraordinary look into the fascinating world of bees, the super pollinators responsible for nearly one in every three bites of food you eat.More info