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Third Annual Honeybee Festival Set for Sept. 15 at GEHC
In recognition of the vital role honeybees play in our food supply, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) will hold its third annual Honeybee Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
According to a GEHC press release, honeybees are the top pollinators of crops in the United States and are responsible for 80 percent of insect-pollinated crops.
The Sept. 15 festival will feature bee games, crafts, honey samples, cooking demonstrations and more. Honey and beeswax products will also be available for purchase, including honey directly from the hives at GEHC.
As part of the celebration, GEHC will hold a children’s honeybee costume contest. A parade of costumed participants will begin at 2 p.m. followed by judging. Visit www.gwinnettEHC.org for costume contest rules and details.
For Gwinnett County residents, admission to GEHC is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for students with ID, $5.50 for seniors over 55, $3.50 for ages 3-12 and free for children under 3.
More About Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center offers miles of trails, a historical and cultural museum, a zip line course, and all kinds of educational programs and activities. It is a meeting place for many local groups and organizations, from school groups and summer camps to U.S. citizenship classes. It is a popular location for weddings, races, group activities and community events. The history and culture department features the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, McDaniels Farm, the Chesser-Williams House, Freeman's Mill and the Yellow River Post Office. The exhibits and activities emphasize history, culture and an appreciation of nature and the local environment. Many of the classes are centered around ecology and biology. The Center is also home to its own zip line course, where kids can participate in the Tree Cup Quest.