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March Carefree Gardens seminar to focus on honeybees


CAREFREE – Get the buzz on Arizona’s bees at the Saturday, March 25 Carefree Gardens seminar. The presentation will be held at Corrado’s Cucina Italiana.

Carefree Desert Gardens invites you to spend an enjoyable morning with Mike Hills and Lee Ann Aronson. Hills studied Agronomy and Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona and raised bees as a teenager. Aronson is the newsletter editor of the Arizona Herb Association.  They will discuss how people may be unknowingly contributing to the decline of bees and share the latest research and techniques on promoting a healthy environment for bees in our yards.

Honeybees have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. They play a major role in plant pollination and are important for the production of agricultural crops contributing $15 billion dollars annually to the American economy. The Carefree Gardens presentation will share information about the biology of bees, their fascinating behavior, and the role of Arizona’s native plants in bee life.

The presentation will include a honey tasting. Bring along your sweet tooth and sample a variety of honey. You’ll be gathering tips on the various uses of honey and how to raise your own honeybees.

The program, usually including a plant raffle, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run approximately until noon at a new meeting place that is in the same building, Corrado’s Cucina Italiana, located on the northwest corner of the U.S. Post Office building, at 100 Easy Street. A $5 (or more) donation is suggested to support these programs.

For more information, call (480) 488-3686. Come early, as seating is limited.