The Oxford Organic Farm is a living laboratory for Emory University students who want to learn about agriculture systems and farming. This exciting new program will have two parts, spending about an hour on honey bees specifically, including opening the hives and seeing the colonies. The other hour will be a farm tour to explore the biodiversity in the insect world, and how beneficial insects are attracted to the farm for pest control. The same techniques relate to pollinator conservation and things people can do at home. Following these activities, guests will be treated to an al fresco lunch of salad and hand-made pizza from the student-built mud pizza oven. (Vegetarian option available, gluten-free crust available but cooked in the same oven.) Special Note: Participants will be working in the hives so anyone who is allergic to bee stings or who might get jumpy around the bees might want to pass. Limited to 20 participants ages 12+.
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