Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Honey Bee Observation Hive opens during Bee Day in the Garden Celebration

Keep Tyler Beautiful invites the community to Bee Day in the Garden for the Grand Opening of the Honey Bee Observation Hive from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 26 at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden.

The celebration includes activities for children, honey vendors, face painters, and local food trucks. Educational workshops will be offered for residents interested in becoming beekeepers or planting a pollinator garden. The workshops will be led by the East Texas Beekeepers Association and the Smith County Master Gardeners.

The construction of the Honey Bee Observation Hive began in August of 2020 by volunteers from Boys Scouts of America East Texas Area Council and the East Texas Beekeepers Association (ETBA). The Observation Hive box was built by Dick Counts and volunteers from the ETBA. The Honey Bee hive was donated by CNC Honey Farms.

The City of Tyler is one of four cities in Texas to be designated a Bee City USA, under the Keep Tyler Beautiful program. Our mission as an affiliate is to educate and raise awareness in the community on the importance of all pollinator species, including Honey Bees.

All Bee Day in the Garden activities and educational workshops are free of cost.

For more information on the Bee City USA and Keep Tyler Beautiful program please contact Belen Casillas, Community Coordinator at KTyB@tylertexas.com or (903) 531-1335.