Celebrate bees at the 2014 Pollinator Party

The 2014 Pollinator Party will be held July 24 from 5–8 p.m. at Lyndale Park Gardens on the east side of Lake Harriet.

The annual event brings scientists and beekeepers together to educate the community about bees and celebrate the insect’s crucial role in modern agriculture.

A number of informational booths will be set up in the park, staffed with experts on everything from using honey in cooking recipes and bee products for skin care to urban bee keeping and building bee-hospitable backyards with native plants.

There will be ice cream made with honey and La Loma Tomales will be selling food and drinks. Live music from Pop Wagner, Dreamland Faces and the Brass Messengers is also a part of the celebration.

Registration is still open for the Park Board’s Introduction to Honey Bees class, which is held on a regular basis at both the Longfellow Gardens and Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden through September. For more information visit www.Minneapolisparks.org/bees.