10 a.m. Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Philip Carter will present this workshop in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Registration is required. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members).
We having having some issues with our online registration for the Leaf Cutter Bee Workshop (May 19). Please call us at 334-794-3452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this workshop.
While most people think of honeybees as pollinators, native bees are actually responsible for even more pollination than the European honeybee. Leafcutters are solitary, rather than existing in a hive like a honeybee. While their homes may often be near others, they do not interact with each other. All females are queens and will only sting if threatened. The queen collects pollen and nectar, lays and protects eggs. She seals each egg chamber with cut leaf bits and other leaf cutter bees honor her space. She will only lay eggs in her own home. Males fertilize the females and then die within two weeks.
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members)
Categories: Adult Programs, Family Programs