Bees at Wangari Gardens!

Josh Singer with bees at Wangari Gardens.

Josh Singer with bees at Wangari Gardens.

Ever wonder what was behind the chain-link fence at Wangari Gardens? It’s our busy bees!

They’re helping to pollinate our plots and orchard. Bees get nectar and pollen from plants in and around the garden, in order to feed themselves. Along the way, they pollinate our plants to give us delicious fruits and vegetables!

They’re also helping us learn. Bees have a unique social structure. They have tasks to perform and communicate with each other. Keep your eyes peeled for their “waggle dance,” a figure-eight dance they do as they fly to share information about nearby flowers, water, or new hive locations. Be on the lookout for some funny bee behavior!

Worried about having bees nearby? Don’t panic! Contrary to popular belief, honey bees are not aggressive. They only sting if they are feeling threatened.  Avoid catching them or getting too close to their hives (or wear a protective suit like Vivian’s below), and they’ll be happy to keep working hard to get your fruits and veggies ready to go.

Drop by and visit!

Vivian gets ready to handle the bees.

Vivian gets ready to handle the bees.

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