Many Arboretum Adult Classes & Programs Postponed or Canceled

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Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Luminary & Candle

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Friday, November 13, 10:30 a.m -noon
Friday, November 13, 1:30-3 p.m.

Ping Honzay, beekeeper, Arboretum Manager of the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Are you in need of some natural inspiration for holiday gift giving? Look no further! Create your own beeswax luminary and matching tealight candle - a unique gift or centerpiece for holiday gatherings. Ping will guide you each step along the way, so just come prepared to have fun!
  • Learn fascinating information about honey bees and beeswax
  • Step-by-step, create your own luminary and tealight candle (to illuminate your luminary from within)
  • Include embedded natural materials like pressed leaves and flower petals to enhance your final product
You'll leave with instructions and a list of suggested resources if you want to make more at home!

Limit 14, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$23 member/$38 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

MORNING SESSION-10:30 a.m -noon
$23 member/$38 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


SOLD OUT! Please add your name to the waitlist.
AFTERNOON SESSION-1:30 p.m -3 p.m.
$23 member/$38 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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