July 17, 11 a.m.: St. Peter’s Apiary
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon welcomes us to tour their teaching beehives. Beesuits will be provided and are available in children and adult sizes. St. Peter’s has kept honeybees since 2015, when they were inspired by Bishop Cate Waynick to consider building an apiary as part of their creation care. Their current hives are named Jennifer, Cate, and Rebekah. The first two hives are named for our first two female bishops: Cate Waynick and Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. The third hive is named for Isaac’s assertive and powerful wife. Get directions to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Please plan to wear long pants and closed toe shoes as the bee suits will cover only your torso and head. Masks are not required as we will be outside, but it’s best to have one on hand if needed. After we learn all about bees and beekeeping, we will enjoy a pizza lunch. Parents should plan to accompany their children during the visit.