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Third Annual Honeybee Festival Set for Sept. 15 at GEHC

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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.

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