Video: BRIT event teaches community about bees

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Families in the 109 discovered the importance of the honeybee Saturday while attending "Bees in the Hood", a program put on by the Botanical Research Institution of Texas.

The honeybee is responsible for one in every three bites of food that we’re eating, said Urban Bee-Wrangler Brandon Pollard.

Both Pollard and his wife, Susan, informed attendees on the plight of the honeybee through an interactive presentation including a working beehive.

Founders of the Texas Honeybee Guild, the married duo spoke about how the fragile natural resource is not only important in regards to plants but to our lives as well.

"Bees, in so many ways, are contributing to our agricultural system," he said.

The honeybees are a vital factor to more than 90 crops sold in supermarkets including strawberries and almonds, he said.

This event was just one of several seminars offered through the "Saturday’s at BRIT" programming at the facility.

BRIT reaches out to the local community to help bring together families to learn, head of public programming Richard Smart, said.

"It’s a place for them to gain some knowledge and learn together," he said.

For more information about what you can do to preserve the honeybee, email Brandon and Susan Pollard at texashoneybeeguild@yahoo.com.

BRIT is open to the public for tours and education every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On select Saturdays the facility offers extra programming. Click here for a listing of upcoming events.

 

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