The Bees in the D pollinator garden and education center will provide a physical space where the community can engage with Apiary Experts and bee keeping hobbyists alike. An insect so common as the honey bee, yet not really understood by most, can teach us about symbiotic relationships and synergy within the natural world. The center will be located within pollinator gardens and offer educational space for classes in bee keeping and honey harvesting, as well as provide functional and utility space for hive and frame storage. Designed as a sculptural show piece, including massive oversized honey comb forms, the site will draw inquiry and interest, prompting those around to ask questions and come closer to the world of bees! A green roof and rainwater catchment system will help provide food for the bees and pollinating insects and showcase hives on the roof will be accessible for demonstrations.
As flowers provide to the bees the necessary food, and the bees pollinate the flowers to allow for reproduction, the BITD center will provide knowledge to the community, giving the people the ability to spread what they’ve learned, and help the health of the bees!