On June 20, 2018, as part of Pollinator Week and at the invitation of the Emanuel County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Dr. Paul Cerpovicz and the bees of Bobcat Apiary at East Georgia State College visited Franklin Memorial Library in Swainsboro. This program was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.
Dr. Cerpovicz, EGSC’s unofficial beekeeper and professor of chemistry, brought the observation hive to the library and explained all of the benefits of pollinators to the children and their parents in attendance. Using a large stuffed bee, some crushed Cheetos, and a “flower” made of paper, he demonstrated how bees and other pollinators help flowers and plants grow. The ladies of the Emanuel County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee also helped out by demonstrating the different “dances” that bees do to communicate.
In addition to the great display, attendees were able to taste some fresh honey straight off the frame from Bobcat Apiary and were given great informational activity books.
To learn more about the bees at East Georgia State College, check out www.ega.edu/bobcat-apiary. To watch the bees in action, check out the live stream at www.ega.edu/bee-cam!
- Check out the bees of Bobcat Apiary here!
- More photos from the talk are available on our Flickr page here!