Get the buzz on honeybees at presentation

Learn about the workings of a honeybee colony and the life cycle of the bees during the presentation “Honeybees” on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby.

Ralph Harrison, a local beekeeper and past president of the Western Connecticut Beekeepers Association, will discuss the fascinating lives of honeybees.

Harrison will discuss what plants homeowners can grow to provide nourishment to honeybees. Participants will learn about honey and wax production as well as pollination and the anatomy of the honeybee.

Taste two kinds of honey

At the end of the program there will be a honey tasting, allowing people to sample two different kinds of honey (wildflower and buckwheat). If the weather cooperates, an observation hive will be available for viewing.

The talk is being presented by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Naugatuck Valley Audubon.

A donation of $4 per adult and $2 per student or child is suggested.  Light refreshments will be served after the program.  For further information call the Kellogg Environmental Center at 203-734-2513, or contact Dennis Kocyla at 203-734-9325 or