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Buzz Buzz, Bee in the Know!
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Do you love the sweet taste of honey? Want to learn more about how honey is made, and the irreplaceable role honeybees play in feeding our world through pollination? Visit Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on Sunday, August 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Two knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenters, Joseph Lelinho and Shaun Ananko, enlighten us about the importance of bees and teach all about their busy and dedicated lives.

Joseph Lelinho has operated Hilltop Honey in North Caldwell for the past 20 years. Joe is the co-founder of Bee Bold Apiaries, and provides hives to various corporations. He has recently appeared on the Katie Couric Show, and is delighted to present ‘The Story of the City Bee’ at Fosterfields. Joe will be bringing an observation hive, so you will be able to take an up-close and personal look of the colony including; the female worker bees, the male counterpart drone and the one and only queen. 

Meet Shaun Ananko from Grow It Green Morristown as he shares his knowledge of the life cycle of honeybees and the crucial role they play in feeding our world through pollination. Shaun became immersed in the beekeeping world in 2007, and he currently has beehive sites in Morristown and Mendham. Shaun offers classes, mentoring, and beehive management services throughout Northern New Jersey. Take a beehive inspection with Farmer Shaun, and learn the art of beekeeping from an experienced keeper.

Both Joseph Lelinho and Farmer Shaun will be on-hand to answer all your honeybee questions. Award winning local honey, hand creams, and lip balms will be available for purchase. The fee for this event is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children 4-16, $2 for children 2&3, and FREE for children under age 2 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members with a current membership card. Fee includes visitation to the farm. For more information call, 973.326.7645.

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.