The Taylor Conservatory Foundation’s (TCF) tea committee have been busy as bees, preparing for the Queen Bee Tea on July 30, 1-4 p.m., at Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Norhtline Road. The Conservatory and Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate beautiful blooms and learn about honeybees, all while sipping tea, enjoying delicious scones, tea sandwiches and sweet dessert treats, from Victoria’s Tea Salon.
Bill Bray, co-founder and president of the Monroe County Beekeepers and member the South Eastern Michigan Beekeepers Association, will be presenting a 45 minute program, ‘Coexisting in the World of Honeybees’. This lively presentation will feature Bray as Honeyboy, Melanie Davis as Queen Bee, and Stefano Smaragdas as Worker Bee, with featured music provided by Chris Eddolls. All in this line-up are exceedingly experienced with beekeeping and also mentor adults and 4H groups each year.
“We hope to shine a light on the plight of the honeybee,” relayed Bev Brown, chairperson of this year’s tea committee. Louise Doute, also on the tea committee and TCF board member mentioned “Our tea is a good way to learn something new and have some fun, at the same time. Attendees are encouraged to wear their tea-finery as there will even be a drawing for those wearing their garden-party type hats”, continues Doute.
Executive Director, Patty Donahue stated that “Early ticket purchase is recommended as seats are limited. This wonderful event not only is informative, benefits the Conservatory but it is also a great way to spend a summer afternoon,” adds Donahue.
Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, founded in 2005, with a mission to enrich the lives of people in Southeast Michigan by creating beautiful public spaces, promoting the arts and sciences, and preserving the natural environment.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at www.Taylorconservatory.org or by calling 888-383-4108.