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Saturday with a Scientist: What’s the Buzz?

Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 11:00 am3:00 pm

Free with admission

Saturday with a Scientist is a recurring program at the Bell to give the general public access to University of Minnesota scientists and graduate student researchers, through hands-on interactive experiences.

August 18 is National Honey Bee Day and we are buzzing!

Meet researchers and the pollinators they study including honey bees, native bees and other animals. Check out short talks by researchers from the UMN Bee Lab, learn about the practice of bee-keeping and how to create pollinator friendly landscapes, and participate in hands-on activities throughout the museum.

Events are free with Gallery Admission

Beeswax Candle Dipping

11 am, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm (limited to 30 people per time slot–first come, first served).

Featured Speakers

Gary Reuter @ 11:30 am, is a researcher in the Department of Entomology/College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources, working in the nearby UMN Bee Lab. He maintains the research colonies, helps train and work with students in the field, designs and builds specialty equipment and speaks to beekeeping, student and civic groups. He also plans and teaches Extension short courses in beekeeping.

Julia Brokaw @ 2 pm, is a PhD student in Entomology, advised by Dr. Dan Cariveau. Her research is focused on how to establish and restore prairies for native plants and wild bees.



Special thanks to our partners UMN Bee Lab, Minnesota Bee Atlas and Gibbs Farm.


Saturday | August 18, 2018
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Free with admission
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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