FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 3, 2012
Contact: Sue Clark or Dennis Buck, Kline Creek Farm, 630-876-5900
Bonnie Olszewski, Office of Public Affairs, 630-871-6402
Join the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s living-history farm in West Chicago, in celebrating National Honey Bee Day on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the farm’s honey house.
Did you know that 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect and animal pollinators? Or that one-third of the food we eat would not exist without them? Talk with the farm’s team of volunteer beekeepers to learn the important roles that bees play in agriculture. Visitors are invited to explore the farm’s honey house to learn how bees make honey and what it takes to get the sweet stuff from the hive to your table. They’ll also see a new garden with plants attractive to bees and receive a packet of seeds to plant at home.
And, of course, families are invited to explore the rest of the historic farmstead, from the orchard that houses the apiary to the pastures where animals graze. Join a tour of the farmhouse, watch the blacksmith at work, and find out what life was like for farm families over 100 years ago.
Kline Creek Farm is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday and is located at 1N600 County Farm Road. Registration is not required for these free events. For more information, call the farm at 630-876-5900.
For information on the Forest Preserve District, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org.
News Release Office of Public Affairs
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
3S580 Naperville Road • Wheaton, IL 60189-8761 • 630.871.6406 • Fax 630.871.6428 • TTY 800.526.0857