Honey bees will take center stage in Discovery Place-Union Museum of History and Art in a special exhibit starting Thursday, July 8. 

The kickoff open house event for “Bees, Please!” will be from 4 to 6 p.m., and will feature local beekeepers and 4-H youth to explain what they do.  Refreshments that day will all be made with honey. The exhibit will be a display of beekeeping equipment, up-close photos of bees and hives, hands-on activities and a photo booth for kids. 

The exhibit will end Aug. 20. 

The Discovery Place is located at 211 N. Main St. in Farmerville.

Honey bees are vital to agriculture, pollinating approximately 80 percent of all vegetables, fruit and seed crops in the USA.  The goal of this exhibit is to educate everyone about the importance of bees and how we can all help protect them.             

The museum thanks Joe Jay for donating the dozens of photo posters, and  beekeepers Fred Lowery, Alex Fitzgerald, and Mike Boggs for their assistance.

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