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The Honeybee Scriptures

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Occurring May 4, 2019 - September 28, 2019 on Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Honeybee Scriptures
Occurring May 5, 2019 - September 29, 2019 on Sun
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Honeybee Scriptures
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org
Email: museumstaff@kvcc.edu
Phone: (269) 373-7990

In coordination with its The Secrets of Bees exhibit, the Museum will feature several added displays on the topic of bees. Artwork by Kalamazoo’s Ladislav Hanka, naturalist displays by entomologist William Westrate, and exhibits on Kalamazoo's beekeeping industries will all grace the first floor gallery spaces. Ladislav Hanka's installation, entitled The Honeybee Scriptures, is a collaboration with active hives, as the bees have created unique beeswax and honeycomb formations over the top of his hand-drawn etchings of birds, trees, fish, and insects. William Westrate will use his impressive collection of entomology to explore Hymenopterans, the insect order that includes bees. Collectively, the Hymenoptera are most important to humans as pollinators of wild and cultivated flowering plants, as parasites of destructive insects, and as makers of honey. Making honey is the topic of a third display which will explore some of Kalamazoo's beekeeping industries as well as programs at KVCC's Food Innovation Center.