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Horticulture Corner: Oh, Honey Bee

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Join Mika Hardison of The Herban Bee for an an interactive discussion on honey bees and their impact on our world. Learn what each of us can do to be a part of local bee conservation efforts. From urban beekeeping to creating bee sanctuaries, each of us can play a small part in ensuring the survival of this most important member of our society. Bee engaged! Bee a part of the change! Bee a part of the future! Bee connected!

The Herban Bee will have a selection of honey, infused honey, soap, and other products for sale after the program.

Mika Hardison is an active and knowledgeable beekeeper and the mastermind behind her popular products, including herbal honey infusions, soap, and other offerings. She specializes in urban beekeeping methods and has been actively involved in the profession since 2018.

She and her husband, Octavious Carr, cofounded the The Herban Bee. As avid gardeners, they focus on integrating beekeeping into urban neighborhoods and exposing disadvantaged communities to agriculture. The couple practices their craft mostly in urban areas due to the limited land resources, a challenge many black farmers face in the United States.

An educator and advocate for bee conservation, Mika attended the University of Florida Bee College and is a member of both the Jacksonville and Nassau County beekeepers associations. As a licensed beekeeper with the state of Florida, Mika and her husband complete bee removals and relocate distressed and at-risk bees regularly.

This program will be offered in-person at the Garden Club and simultaneously on Zoom. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but are recommended to help protect everyone. Those who are unvaccinated should wear masks; the Garden Club appreciates your cooperation.

The program is free and open to the public.

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