Creative Discovery Museum Creates Buzz For 13th Annual Honey Harvest July 27 And 28

Friday, July 12, 2013

Creative Discovery Museum will present the 13th annual Honey Harvest, a “sweet” event that will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, from 12-4 p.m. Honey Harvest, the only event of its kind in Chattanooga, is a Museum-wide celebration of some of the world’s hardest workers: honey bees. Museum guests will be awed by the life and work of honey bees and how honey is made, officials said. 

During the Honey Harvest celebration, visitors can make their own honey lip balm, beeswax candle and honey soap to take home. Tasting different kinds of honey, participating in honey extraction and meeting beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeeper Association are highlights as well. 

Visitors will also enjoy a special treat as they watch Chef Nick Goeller from 212 Market cook on the roof as part of Creative Discovery Museum’s summer series, “Cooking on the Rooftop.” Chef Nick will teach children and families how to prepare simple, fast and healthy meals using honey and other fresh, local ingredients.

“Creative Discovery Museum has been educating children and their families about honeybees with its annual Honey Harvest event since 2000,” said Karen Dewhirst, museum experience manager. “Since the opening of Buzz Alley exhibit, Honey Harvest provides a deeper connection to the hives kept by the Museum."  

Buzz Alley exhibit opened in 2011 and is a permanent exhibit showcasing the honeybee as pollinator. Buzz Alley also highlights the relationship between bees and wildflowers and the importance of beekeeping to help sustain healthy bee hives. 

Hives of honeybees have long been a part of the Museum’s exhibits.  The bees enjoy a habitat of wildflowers on the Museum’s green roof and the specially created ecosystem beneficial to the bees. Keeping honeybees, installing solar panels, and maintaining the green roof are examples of how Creative Discovery Museum is making green choices for energy management and conservation as well as to educate  guests. 

Honey Harvest is included with paid admission to the Museum.

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