The place to be if you want to learn about bees and honey is Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center on Saturday.
The Honey Harvest is the big highlight of the 17th annual Insectival.
Lauren Johnson, education program manager, said bee keepers from the area will bring hives and show how the honey is extracted.
The honey will be put in jars for sale.
People will be able to sample the honey.
Visitors will not have to be concerned about stings. The only bees will be in an enclosed area.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center on 3535 South Lumpkin Road in Columbus.
Going in what Johnson called “a new direction,” there will not be the usual events involving different kinds of bugs.
“We are focusing on bees and the process of extracting honey from hives,” she said.
There will be several different craft tables and one location for children to make a pollinator feeder.
“One table will have information about recycling,” Johnson said.
She said everything will be inside so the event will go on rain or shine.
Oxbow Meadows provides exhibits, displays and nature trails. It offers formal and informal programs about ecology and natural history of the region. There are exhibits of living reptiles and and fish.
“People can come to the Insectival and enjoy all we have,” Johnson said.
If you go
What: Honey Harvest at Insectival
Where: Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road
When: Saturday July 15,10 a.m.-3 p.m.