The Heller Nature Center bees from Highland Park will visit Evanston’s Farmers Market Saturday morning to teach visitors about the value these insects bring to our food supply.

Heller beekeeper Mama Coleman will be buzzing about the Friends of the Evanston Farmers Market tent in the southwest corner of the market, located adjacent to the Maple Avenue Parking Garage and behind the Hilton Garden Inn Evanston.

From 9 to 11 a.m., she and her Heller colleagues will be explaining how bees pollinate about one-third of the food we eat.

“”Visit us to learn about the different roles of honey bees, how bees live, where honey comes from, and to look up close at our portable observation hive to see all the bees hard at work,” say the Market Friends. 

They add: “Bring the kids.”

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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