Bay Area Bee Fair on Oct. 13: The Place to 'Bee'

It's a fair.

It's a party.

It's a pollinator party.

It's the Bay Area Bee Fair in Berkeley.

And it's the place to be on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Berkeley Flea Market, located at Ashby BART.

The second annual event, free and family friendly, is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature a presentation on "How to Save the Bees" by UC Berkeley professor Gordon Frankie; educational and entertainment opportunities, kids' art activities, pollinator-themed art, and plant, book and bee condo sales, as well as honey and bee products, according to organizers Jackie Dragon and Mary Lynn Morales, who describe themselves as "Bee Fair dreamers."

The Bay Area Bee Fair is a time to "celebrate, educate and motivate the community about bees and other pollinators," they said.  "Their health is vital to our health."

The schedule:

  • 10 a.m.: Opening and welcome
  • 11 a.m.: "How to Make a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Presentation" by Andrea Hurd, of Mariposa Gardening
  • Noon: "How to Save the Bees" by bee scientist Gordon Frankie, UC Berkeley professor and co-author of California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Giant Puppets Pollinator Parade
  • 3 p.m.: Closing

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