GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
OF HAAGEN-DAZS HONEY BEE HAVEN
Saturday September 11th, 10AM - 2PM
Garden Tours, Speakers, Hands-On Demonstrations, Complimentary Häagen-Dazs ice cream and Gimbal's Fine Candies, and a children's activity center with arts and crafts, including button-making, face-painting and flower crafting. A “buzz kazoo” is also in the works.
Food will be available for purchase, as will “bee” t-shirts from graduate and undergraduate students at UC Davis. Visitors will be invited to participate in drawings for posters, honey and other items.
Visitors can also tour the Campus Buzzway, a field of California poppies, lupine and coreopsis planted in the fall of 2009.
The bee haven is a half-acre bee friendly garden planted last fall next to the research facility and is marking its first year of growth. The goals of the garden are to provide bees with a year-around food source for the Laidlaw Facility bees, to raise public awareness about the plight of honey bees, and to encourage visitors to plant bee-friendly gardens of their own.
The garden has drawn pollinators from the Laidlaw facility’s 110 hives, each populated with some 60,000 honey bees. Other pollinators include bumble bees, butterflies, dragonflies, sweat bees and carpenter bees.
Eric Mussen: extension apilculturist of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty, discussing colony collapse disorder;
Ann Baker, a senior landscape architect with RRM Design Group, part of the four-person winning design team;
Melissa “Missy” Borel, program manager of the California Urban Center for Horticulture, UC Davis, who has been overseeing the development of the garden;
Ullman and Billick of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program;
Neal Williams, Native pollinator specialist and assistant professor of entomology at UC Davis.
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For more information on the grand opening contact:
Event coordinator Chris Akins at (530) 752-2120 or email@example.com.
1 Biology Road, west of the central campus, University of California, Davis.
From the Sacramento Area
Take Interstate 80 westbound to Highway 113 north. At the eastern edge of Davis, take Highway 113 northbound (toward Woodland); exit at Hutchison Drive. Turn left to go west (away from the central UC Davis campus) toward the campus airport; turn left onto Hopkins Road and then left on Bee Biology Road.
From the San Francisco Bay Area
Take Interstate 80 eastbound to Highway 113 north. At the eastern edge of Davis, take Highway 113 northbound (toward Woodland); exit at Hutchison Drive. Turn left to go west (away from the central UC Davis campus) toward the campus airport; turn left onto Hopkins Road and then left on Bee Biology Road.