Girl Scouts’ Beehive Project creates a ‘buzz’ in Mount Pleasant

  • Sunday, March 23, 2014

There is always a buzz about Girl Scout cookie season, but this time, it's the literal kind. Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m. Troop #314, in partnership with the Bee Cause Project, have channeled their cookie proceeds into building a beehive for the Butterfly Garden behind the Joe Gawrych Baseball Complex.

The upcoming “Beehive Reveal” event culminates Troop #314's “Earth and Sky” project with the delivery of their very own queen bee and her workers. Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon with a honey-tasting compliments of Savannah Bee Company, blueberry lemonade from Blue Pearl Farms and plenty of tips and tricks about our little friends: the honeybee.

Over the past few years, Troop #314 has been a dedicated bunch. Each year Troop Leader Jessica Mixon leads the girls in a campaign of environmental enrichment. This year's “Between Earth and Sky” has filled the girl's repertoire with knowledge of the honeybee. In an effort to revive the local honeybee population, the troop plans to reveal their new beehive at the Butterfly Garden, hoping the bees will do what they do best – pollinate and multiply the production of fruits and vegetables in the area. Join these scouts to celebrate their newest venture.

Want to learn more about what the honeybee does for the community? A beekeeper will be answering questions along with installing the queen and her hive towards the end of the afternoon.

The Bee Cause Project is a nonprofit organization advocating for honeybee education and implementation through first-hand experience with the bees. For more information about this cause, please visit their website at www.thebeebecause.org.

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