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2009 National Pollinator Week Celebration

June 27, 2009

Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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View from the back side of the festivities.

Jim Williams talks about beekeeping

Chatham Beekeeper Jim Williams taught sessions on the basics of beekeeping.

inside tent

Turnout for the event was great with a steady stream of participants all day. We had lots of activities for kids.

Pat shows kids how to make beeswax candles

Chatham beekeeper Pat Weisbrodt helped kids make beeswax candles.

Colleen helps kids make pollinators out of pipe cleaners

Chatham beekeeper Colleen Kendrick helped kids make pollinators out of pipe cleaners.

kids' activities

Rick talks beekeeping

Rick discusses beekeeping equipment.

Chatham beekeeper Judy Pick helped with the honey tasting.

kids' activities

Devon and her daughter Alina learned about the uses of beeswax.

Twins Oscar and Wiley Upshaw release a butterfly in the pollinator garden.

Twins Oscar (left) and Wiley Upshaw released painted lady butterflies they had reared from caterpillars.
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