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Creative Discovery Museum hosts Honey Harvest

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Chattanooga – Without honeybees, you and I would not enjoy a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables or a painted landscape of beautiful flowers.

Creative Discovery Museum will present the annual Honey Harvest on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 from 12-4 p.m.  Honey Harvest, the only event of its kind in Chattanooga, is a museum wide celebration of some of the world’s hardest workers: honey bees.

Museum guests will get an inside view of the life and work of honey bees and how honey is made.

During the Honey Harvest celebration, visitors can make their own honey lip balm, beeswax candle and honey soap to take home. Tasting different kinds of honey, participating in honey extraction and meeting beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeeper Association are highlights as well. All activities are included with paid Museum admission.

“Creative Discovery Museum has been educating children and their families about honey bees with its annual Honey Harvest event since 2000,” said Museum Experience Manager Karen Dewhirst. “In addition to the opening of the Buzz Alley exhibit last year, a permanent exhibit showcasing honeybee as pollinators and the importance of beekeeping, Honey Harvest will provide a deeper connection to the hives kept by the Museum.”

Hives of honeybees have long been a part of the Museum’s exhibits.  The bees enjoy a habitat of wildflowers on the Museum’s green roof and the specially created ecosystem beneficial to the bees. Keeping honeybees, installing solar panels, and maintaining the green roof are examples of how Creative Discovery Museum is making green choices for energy management and conservation as well as to educate the guests.

The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call (423) 756-2738.