NEW BERN — National Pollinator Week is this week and Tryon Palace is offering free tours, lecture and movie to celebrate the importance of pollinators.
Palace guests learn how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items as well as meet the bees in the observation hive at the North Carolina History Center.
The palace is offering pollinator garden tours starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Waystation, across the street from the palace gate. The tours are free of charge with purchase of one-day, galleries or gardens pass or free of charge for Tryon Palace Foundation members.
On Saturday, “Intro to Apiculture: So you want to be a beekeeper” will start at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Apiary beekeeper, and D.J. Moran, educator liaison with the Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Association and the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Master Beekeeper Program committee member, will be on hand to discuss the importance of honey bees and what becoming a beekeeper entails.
And at 2 p.m. Saturday, “Disneynature – Wings of Life”will be shown in the Pullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. Movie screening is free and appropriate for visitors of all ages. Seating is first come first seated.
#PollinatorWeek has officially begun and every day we’ll be featuring a new pollinator! Today’s is the honey bee! Tryon Palace is the proud owner of 3 honey bee hives. Learn more about this week and join us for Pollinator Tours, Tuesday – Friday at 10am! https://t.co/bKaRXSGBD8 pic.twitter.com/qxhForXJJ5
— Tryon Palace (@tryonpalace) June 17, 2019