Bees and Butterflies in Your Garden, Honey in Your Skincare, Ladies Lunch and Learn Tea

Bees and Butterflies Lunch and Learn

Saturday, February 27th from 11 am – 130 pm

At Bocca Pure Italian, 2660 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, South Carolina 29609.

The cost is $30, which includes your lunch. Net proceeds will go to the Clemson Master Gardener Program.

We’re continuing our series of Lunch and Learn Teas, and this one is all about Bees and Pollinators. Reserve your spot now (seating is limited!) and learn from several amazing ladies how to encourage bees and pollinators in your yard and help them thrive!

I have been wanting to do this event for a year! Susan with The Carolina Honey Bee came to speak to my ladies group — Women’s Social Business Group — a few years ago and I just loved it! Who knew the bees did all this great work? Anyhow, I decided to do this whole Lunch and Learn on bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Just in time to get ready for spring. So whether you are a gardener, an admirer of nature, have a black thumb (like me) or just want to come hang out with some freaking amazing ladies, please book your space today.

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The Topics

An Intro to Honey Bees

HoneybeeSusan Gardner an avid honey bee enthusiast and owner/ operator of The Carolina Honey Bee Company in Travelers Rest, SC. Susan is going to be talking to us about all different kinds of bees; what honey bees need to thrive and what we can do to help.

In addition to running The Carolina Honey Bee Company, Susan’s beekeeping background includes her personal bee hives which she manages at home on her farm, and her commercial hives located throughout Greenville County. She is proficient in creamed and infused honey varieties as well as byproducts of the bee hive. Susan lives on a farm in Simpsonville, SC raising and showing her dogs and horses with husband, James, and youngest son, Taylor. Her daughter, Morgan, and son, Cutter, are both enrolled in college in Clemson and Columbia.

Monarchs and their Plight

Monarch ButterflyFaye Legros, a Master Gardener from the Clemson Master Gardener Program will tell us all about Monarch Butterflies: How to recognize a monarch, the life cycles of the monarch, attracting monarchs, their migration, their decline and reasons for, and what we can do to help. The speaker will also share some of her personal experiences raising them.

Honey for Skincare

Last but not least I will be doing a presentation on using honey in skincare mask preparation and the steps to creating a great at home facial. And I’ll have recipe cards for masks you can do at home.

Lunch Menu from the fabulous Horacio at Bocca Italian

There are 3 options to choose from:

  • Tomato Basil Soup with Caesar Salad, your choice of Grilled Salmon or Chicken
  • Lasagna Bolognese
  • Almond Crusted Basa Fish with sautĂ©ed spinach and pasta

All entrees will come with rolls and Tiramisu for dessert. Salad will come with Lasagna and Fish. Please specify your choice when you purchase your ticket.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let me know beforehand to make it easier on the Kitchen.

If you know anyone that would be interested in coming to this event please feel free to share! The more the merrier!

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