Get up close and personal with bees during “Bees in the Classroom”

Host Klamath County Library
Location Klamath County Library/126th S. 3rd
Date Jun 16, 2018
Time 10:30 am - 03:30 pm

Saturday, June 16th 10:30 am (ages 6-7) & 1:30 pm (ages 8-10)
Downtown Klamath County Library

Get up close and personal with bees during “Bees in the Classroom” at the downtown Klamath County Library on Saturday, June 16th. We’ll be having two sessions of the workshop: one for ages 6-7 at 10:30 am, and one for ages 8-10 at 1:30 pm.

Local beekeepers Katharina and Paul Davitt will cover all sorts of information about bees: the differences between bees and their similar-looking “cousins,” hornets, yellow jackets and wasps; how bees pollinate flowers and make honey; how beekeepers get honey out of hives; what equipment you need to keep bees; what to do if you ever get stung; and bee’s important role in food production (it’s more than just honey). The Davitts will also bring a special see-through beehive, for an up-close view of a hive at work.

Katharina Davitt is the regional coordinator and instructor for the Oregon State Master Beekeeper program. She is also the educational and outreach director of the Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association. Paul Davitt is the president of the Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association.

Space is limited; registration is required! Please let us know you’re coming by calling 541-882-8894 or by talking to us at the downtown library’s Youth Services desk. (And children under 10 should attend the event with a parent or guardian, please.)

You can find more information about the Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association at klamathbeekeepers.org.