The Bee Aware middle school science team from Banner Elk, NC, is on the home stretch and they won't give up. They have been at locations in Asheville and Charlotte asking people to order their honeybee license plates since their return home on Thursday from meeting with President Obama.
If you're in Asheville on Sunday, March 29, between noon and 5:00, stop by either the French Broad Food Coop (on Biltmore Ave.) or the Asheville Bee Charmer (on Battery Park) and order your honeybee specialty license plate. Even if you don't order a license plate, you need to meet these incredible champions for bees.
If they don't get 500 orders by March 30, all of their hard work will be for naught. These plates will not only raise awareness about honeybees, they will raise funds for pollinator habitat at Grandfather Mountain and for bee research at NC State University.
Click here for the application, with complete instructions. The cost is $15 which should be paid by check. Bring your registration card for your license plate number, your drivers license number, year/make/model/body style of your car, vehicle identification number, and full name of your insurance company & the policy number.
For more information visit www.beeawarenc.org
National Prize Winning Bee Aware Science Team to Speak at Alternatives to Pesticides Workshop in Asheville on March 27
Hear Jon's adventures in beekeeping and supplying beekeepers in the Asheville area Sunday, October 26, 5:00 - 7:00. Visit Wild Mountain Bees here and K2 Studio here. Located in downtown Asheville across from Tops for Shoes on College Street, K2 Studio has hosted the PolliNation Exhibit of bee-related art, furnishings, home decor, botanicals, and jewelry since June 13. There are only 10 days left to shop and support Bee City USA!
Jill Warren Lucas recently wrote a spectacular story about the many ways that Asheville, North Carolina, is buzzing about bees from its finest restaurants to retailers and B&Bs (or was that Bee&Bees?)
Asheville Bee Charmer just opened its second location on Battery Park in downtown Asheville, where customers taste honey from around the world. You can also find authentic wax candles, clothes for baby bees....let your imagine wander.
Header photo by: Nancy Lee Adamson
These are the opinions and events of interest to the Bee City USA coordinator and Xerces Society.