2016 Pollinator Party

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University of MN Bee Squad says
The Pollinator Party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Twin Cities Paella.

The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees.

Event details:
• Learn about honey bees and urban bee keeping
• Discover the life cycles of honey bees and wild bees with University of MN Bee Lab
• Discover bike powered bee keeping with The Beez Kneez, LLC
• Mother Earth Gardens will be on hand with native plants and information about making your own backyard bee-hospitable.
• Kids can earn a cone of ice-cream made with honey
• Discover the wild bees of the park – help catch, identify, and release bees with Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey
• Make seed bombs with pollinator friendly seeds and check out artful landscapes with Minneapolis Institute of Art
• Make a life cycle model with University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
• Find the queen with Pollinate Minnesota
• Meet the 2016 American Honey Princess
• Learn about skin care from bee products with Worker B
• Learn about honey varieties from Minnesota Honey Company
• Make bee art with Street Corner Press
• Learn to stay calm around bees with the MN DNR's Biological Survey
• Learn where your honey comes from with Minnesota Honey Producers Association
• Learn about native plants for pollinators with Wild Ones Twin Cities, Minnesota
• Learn about pollinator habitat with the Bell Museum of Natural History
• Learn how to help pollinators with Humming for Bees
• Learn about bumble bee nests with Pollinator Friendly Alliance
• Bee keeper photo booth with Reinas de Miel
• Learn about other pollinators with UMN Frenatae
• Listen to live music from the Brass Messengers and Dreamland Faces
• Enjoy Bulgarian Dances with Bee Love

Picnic in the Park!
Twin Cities Paella will be on site selling food & beverages.

Watch the short film A Ghost in the Making about the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, a rare bee that calls Lyndale Park home!

Event partners include the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, University of MN Bee Lab, and University of MN Bee Squad
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By: University of MN Bee Squad

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